sys.via_endpoints (Transact-SQL)

Contains one row per Virtual Interface Adapter (VIA) endpoint in the system.

Column Name

Data Type


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For a list of columns that this view inherits, see sys.endpoints (Transact-SQL).



Unique value that is the port discriminator.


The VIA protocol is deprecated. This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.


In SQL Server 2005 and later versions, the visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.