Microsoft SQL Server Protocols
The Microsoft SQL Server protocols documentation provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are used by Microsoft SQL Server to communicate with other Microsoft products.
The documentation is designed to describe each protocol in detail as it is used by Microsoft SQL Server. Each protocol specification documents the technical requirements, limitations, dependencies, and Microsoft-specific protocol behavior.
In addition to being available on this website, the SQL Server protocols documentation set is also available as a download package in .zip file format:
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