• Valid program

    SQLBROWSER.EXE Information

    This is a valid program that is required to run at startup.

    This program is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    SQL Server Browser
  • Filename
    sqlbrowser.exe
  • Command
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
  • Description
    SQL Server Browser runs as a Windows service on the server. SQL Server Browser listens for incoming requests for SQL Server resources and provides information about SQL Server instances that are installed on the computer. SQL Server Browser contributes to three actions:
    • Browsing a list of available servers
    • Connecting to the correct server instance
    • Connecting to Dedicated Administrator Connection (DAC) endpoints
    For each instance of the Database Engine, the SQL Server Browser service (sqlbrowser) provides the instance name and the version number. SQL Server Browser is installed with SQL Server 2005 and provides assistance for previous versions of SQL Server that are running on that computer, starting with SQL ServerĀ 7.0.

    By default, the SQL Server Browser service is not enabled for SQL Server Express. SQL Server Browser can be initially configured using the Surface Area Configuration Tool and managed using SQL Server Configuration Manager.
  • File Location
    %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    SQLBrowser
  • Display Name
    SQL Server Browser
  • HijackThis Category
    O23 Entry
  • Note
    %ProgramFiles% refers to the Program Files folder. The path to this folder is C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (X86)\ depending on whether the version of Windows or the program being installed is 32-bit or 64-bit.
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