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Networking in SQL Server Express

SQL Server 2005

This section describes how to connect to an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express). It also describes changes to the SQL Native Client Data Provider.

This section contains the following topics:

Topic Description

Connecting to SQL Server Express

This section describes how to use named instances, the networking protocols that are supported by SQL Server Express, and how SQL Server Browser works.

Networking and Programmability

This section describes using SQL Native Client and updating existing native applications.

Enabling Network Access to SQL Server Express

This section contains how-to topics, providing step-by-step instructions for common network-related tasks.

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