SQL Server Native Client Configuration
This section contains the F1 Help topics for the SQL Server Native Client Configuration dialogs in Microsoft SQL Server Configuration Manager. SQL Server Native Client is the network library that client computers use to connect to SQL Server, starting with Microsoft SQL Server.
The settings configured in SQL Server Native Client Configuration, are used on the computer running the client program. When configured on the computer running SQL Server, they affect only those client programs running on the server.
These settings do not affect clients connecting to previous versions of SQL Server, unless they are using the client tools starting with SQL Server, such as SQL Server Management Studio.