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Initialization Error when starting I/NET


When opening I/NET and getting an Initialization failure error and unable to log on to start the program.


I/NET Revision 2.40 and higher on Windows 7 PCs.


There was a security update that disabled the Named Pipes and TCP/IP that is required for SQL to run.


  1. Start , All Programs select Microsoft SQL 2005 or 2008
  2. Expand Configuration Tools and select SQL Server Configuration Manager
  3. Select SQL Native Client Configuration and expand it then click on Client Protocols
  4. Verify that TCP/IP and Named Pipes are enabled
  5. Click on SQL Server 2005 Network Configuration and click on Protocols for MSSQLSERVER
  6. Verify that Named Pipes and TCP/IP are enabled
  7. Open up Services and verify that SQL Agent, SQL Server and SQL Browser are all running and set to automatic.
  8. Start the I/O Configuration and verify that the connection is made to the correct database
  9. Restart I/NET again and it should allow you to start the program now.

For Remote Client with I/O Configuration:

  1. Repeat the above on SQL Server PC
  2. Ensure that port 50069, 1433 and 1434 are open between the PCs
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