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SQL Server FAQ - Starting SQL Server Browser Service

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How To Start SQL Server Browser Service?

SQL Server Browser Service is installed as part of the SQL Server. But it is turned off by default to reduce the security risk. If you want start SQL Server Browser Service to allow the SQL Server to accept network connections, you need to follow the steps below:

1. Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools.

2. Double click on "Services". The Services window shows up.

3. Double click on "SQL Server Browser". The properties dialog box shows up.

4. Change the "Startup Type" from Disabled to Automatic. Then click the Start button.

The "SQL Server Browser" service should be running now.

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  1. What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC)?
  2. How To Add a New DSN with the ODBC Driver for SQL Server?
  3. How To Define the Name and Server for a new DSN?
  4. How To Provide Login Information for a New ODBC DSN?
  5. Why Are You Getting Errors When Creating a New ODBC DSN?
  6. What Are the Requirements on SQL Server Network Connections?
  7. How To Start SQL Server Browser Service?
  8. How To Enable TCP/IP Protocol on a SQL Server?
  9. How To Verify the Port Number of the SQL Server?
  10. How To Configure ODBC DSN with Different Port Numbers?
  11. How To Configure and Test ODBC DSN Settings?
  12. How To Connect MS Access to SQL Servers through ODBC?
  13. How Can Windows Applications Connect to SQL Servers via ODBC?

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