Named Pipes format

For the Named Pipes protocol, the network address consists of the unique pipe name for the server.

Use the following guidelines to create acceptable pipe names.

WARNING! Server pipes must be local. Do not add \\machine_name if you are configuring a network entry for a server on a local computer. Additionally, do not preface the pipe name with this prefix when entering connection information for the MASTER service. If you include this prefix, you cannot restart Adaptive Server.