SQL Client Network utility

Definition of SQL Client Network utility in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is SQL Client Network utility?

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:

  • Define server alias names
  • Manage client Net-Libraries
  • Configure default options for DB-Library applications

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.

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