We understand when connecting to SQL server that specifying:
- < host name>
- < ip address>
- < host or ip>,< port number>
That the ADO or ODBC client will typically use tcpip to connect.
However, we observe that when a client asks to connect to:
< server>\< instance name> that it seems the client (ODBC in this case) does NOT use tcpip.
- What does it use?
- Can I force this to use tcpip?
And is the behavior (of the 32 bit Windows ODBC driver for SQL Server) in this regard the same as the behavior of the old dblib client?