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Question about running SQL Server Browser service with TDM

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Article ID: 189604

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Products

CA Test Data Manager (Data Finder / Grid Tools)

Issue/Introduction

Our security team thinks that we should not enable and start SQL Server Browser service because of security issues.

So, we have a question of why it has been included in the system requirement?

And is that important to be enabled and Why? 

Cause

N/A

Environment

Release : All supported releases of TDM

Component : CA Test Data Manager

Resolution

That information is there, as advice, since some clients might have to do a discovery of the SQL Server from their client machines.

You do not need to have it on, unless you do not need to do an SQL Server discovery.

Additional Information

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/tools/configuration-manager/sql-server-browser-service?view=sql-server-ver15