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Where is installed the sqlbrowser.exe ?

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  • Hello,

    for SQL Server 2005 , sqlbrowser.exe is installed in the folder Microsoft SQL Server\90

    for SQL Server 2008, it is installed in the same folder

    for SQL Server 2008 R2, on a Windows 7, it is installed in the same folder 90 ( for me 90 = SQL Server 2005 )

    but in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181087(v=sql.105).aspx , i found

    "By default, the SQL Server Browser program is installed at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe"

    in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181087(v=sql.110).aspx , i found :

    "By default, the SQL Server Browser program is installed at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe"

    I believe to have seen in a Microsoft blog that the sqlbrowser.exe is not installed in the folder corresponding to the version of SQL Server ( 90 ==> 2005 , 110 ==> 2012 ) but in the folder 90 because it is existing only one version of SQL Server Browser common for all the instances ( ==> only one executable possible ).

    Maybe , i missed something or i am going wrong or there is now a change in the way that SQL Server is installed.

    I retrieved the blog :

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sql_protocols/archive/2008/04/07/why-browser-is-installed-under-90-shared-directory-rathar-than-100-shared.aspx 

    Have i misunderstood the documentation, or is a little error occured in the documentation ?

    Have a nice day

    For the SQL Server Documentation Team : i am not critisizing your work, i know that you are doing an excellent work.But as i am going on with my difficulties in english, an error from me is always possible.

     


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    Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:59 PM
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  • Hi Papy Normand,

    I have looked into the location of sqlbrowser.exe on several servers (64-bit), with only SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012 instances installed respectively. As the blog above pointed, the directly of SQL Browser is ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared’ by default. I think it might be a document bug on SQL Server 2008 and later version, with the location under the corresponding version folder.


    Stephanie Lv

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, April 02, 2012 3:15 AM

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  • Hi Papy Normand,

    I have looked into the location of sqlbrowser.exe on several servers (64-bit), with only SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012 instances installed respectively. As the blog above pointed, the directly of SQL Browser is ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared’ by default. I think it might be a document bug on SQL Server 2008 and later version, with the location under the corresponding version folder.


    Stephanie Lv

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, April 02, 2012 3:15 AM
  • Hello Stephanie,

    Many thanks for your reply.

    You have confirmed what i was thinking : there is a little bug in the SQL Server Documentation. I will try to warn the SQL Server Documentation Team about it.

    It is a shame because, since 4 years, they have worked hard to eliminate every error to give us a documentation near of 20/20 ( the 0 error is of course impossible ).

    I have only one regreat about this documentation : they have changed the way the subjects are available  with SQL Server 2012. It is unpleasant especially because the documentations for the previous versions have not changed. It will need a period to get me used with this new way and i seem to waste my time when i am changing of version...

    Have a nice day


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    Monday, April 02, 2012 4:17 PM
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  • Hi Stephanie,

    The request for a modification of the BOL has been transmitted to the SQL Server Documentation Team. It should be effective in a month or a quarter.

    Have a nice day


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    Monday, April 02, 2012 6:38 PM
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