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SQL Server Browser
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
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 ServerÂ 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.
%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
SQL Server Browser
%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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