Is there a way to have Named Pipes disabled and connect to Server A without specifying the port number?
Thanks in advance.
Have you tried creating an alias on server B?
Where I work, we have the SQL aliases pushed out through the logon script (VBScript) to each end user machine. Putting an alias on Server A does not put the alias onto Server B. Aliases are tied to the individual machines.
The above is all just my opinion on what you should do.
As with all advice you find on a random internet forum - you shouldn't blindly follow it. Always test on a test server to see if there is negative side effects before making changes to live!
I recommend you NEVER run "random code" you found online on any system you care about UNLESS you understand and can verify the code OR you don't care if the code trashes your system.
If you are always having to specify the port you may want to check to make sure UDP port 1434 is open on the firewall for the browser service.
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