Surface Area Configuration for Features (Native XML Web Services) - Database Engine

Native XML Web Services provide database access over HTTP using SOAP messages. To use this capability you must create and start HTTP endpoints. For more information, see CREATE ENDPOINT (Transact-SQL) and Using Native XML Web Services in SQL Server 2005 in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Books Online.

HTTP SOAP endpoint support started on the Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

Endpoint Name

The name of the HTTP endpoint.


Displays the current state of the endpoint. The current state can be Started, Stopped, or Disabled.

To change the state, select the state from the State box and click Apply.

  • If the state is Started, you can change the state to Stopped. Stopping the endpoint both stops and disables the endpoint.
  • If the state is Stopped or Disabled, you can change the state to Started. Starting the endpoint both enables and starts the endpoint.

If you want to only disable the endpoint, use ALTER ENDPOINT (Transact-SQL).

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