A tool in Microsoft SQL Server 7 for configuring clients for connectivity to a server running SQL Server. In version 6 of SQL Server, this tool is called Client Configuration utility. Clients in this context are applications that act as front ends for accessing the back-end services of a server running SQL Server.
You use SQL Client Network utility to:
Client Network utility is rarely needed in SQL Server 7. Usually, a client needs to specify only the network name of the server running SQL Server in order to connect to the server.