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INF: ReadPipe for Windows Utility Tests Named Pipes

PSS ID Number: Q105104 Article last modified on 04-27-1995



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft SQL Server version 4.2


The ReadPipe for Windows diagnostic utility is a graphical version of ReadPipe that is compatible with Windows. It supports the same features as character mode ReadPipe except for polling and transact named pipes. ReadPipe for Windows is used in conjunction with MakePipe to test the integrity of named pipe services. Use these utilities if you cannot connect to SQL Server using named pipes.


After starting ReadPipe for Windows, follow these steps to test named pipe services:

  1. Select the File menu, choose Connect to MakePipe.
  2. In the Server box, specify the name of the server running MakePipe.
  3. In the Data box, specify a string of test data. The default is testing.
  4. In the Pipe box, specify the name of the MakePipe named pipe. The default is abc. If MakePipe was started with the /p<pipename> switch, specify <pipename> in the Pipe box.
  5. In the Iterations box, specify the number times to run the test. The default is 1 iteration.


The RDPIPEW.EXE file contains the READPIPW.EXE executable. The READPIPW.EXE utility is also included with SQL Server for Windows NT on the “Windows 3.1 Utilities Disk 1 - Setup” disk, and it is installed in the SQL directory by default.

Download RDPIPEW.EXE, a self-extracting file, from the Microsoft Software Library (MSL) on the following services:

  • CompuServe GO MSL Search for RDPIPEW.EXE Display results and download
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download RDPIPEW.EXE
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp Change to the SOFTLIBdirectory Get RDPIPEW.EXE

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