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<default>Network Protocol in Connection Properties

When I try to connect to a Database Engine in SSMS, there is an entry for Network Protocol in the Connection Properties tab. It has the value <default>. 1. Which Network Protocol will be used when the value is <default>?
2. Can I control which Network Protocol wil be used when the value is <default> and how? (note: this means I leave the value as <default>.) Will the answers for these 2 questions be different for a Named Instance and Default Instance? for a local instance and remote instance?

I believe Default protocol is the which is configured in SAC…by default it is TCP/IP, you can change it in the SAC to connect with different protocol… MohammedU.
It depends what you want to use as explained TCP/IP is industry standard and you can also use named-pipes as few providers are not compatible with TCP/IP, KBAhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/914277 &http://blogs.msdn.com/sql_protocols/archive/2005/10/19/482840.aspx and if you planning to use any other services other than usual SQL Server then make sure to test them before putting them into production. Satya SKJ
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