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Disable Named Pipes on the SQL client

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Updated February 7, 2017


This article provides steps on disabling Named Pipes (through Windows Registry) on the server where the SQL client is installed.


Any Orion Platform version


In order to disable Named Pipes protocol on the SQL client, follow steps below (example for the SQL Server 2008 Client - ver 10.0):

  1. Open Windows Registry.
  2. Navigate to below key:
  3. Double click on ProtocolOrder key.
  4. Remove line with np (Named Pipes).
  5. Click OK.
  6. Double click on ProtocolsSupported key.
  7. Remove line with np (Named Pipes)
  8. Click OK.



  • The above steps refer to changing values in Windows Registry - be careful while applying these changes and always to make backup of registry keys being modified.
  • For different version of SQL Client  please check


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