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Are named pipes and TCP/IP disabled by default, when SQL Server Express 2008 is installed? I am trying to figure out if these two protocols being disabled was an act of installation or subsequent configuration. Thank you.

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default install of SQL server express only allow local connections with no network enabled. So tcp/ip is disabled by default, and you have to enable it manually.

Named pipes should be enabled by default though.

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Thanks. This helped. – octopusgrabbus Mar 27 '12 at 21:52

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