The Client Network Utility available prior to SQL Server 2005 has been decommissioned, and all its functionality is now built into SSCM. This includes the capability to create server aliases, to enable and prioritize network protocols, to control the various SQL Server services, and more.
One thing Microsoft is keen on including in Books Online is that neither Setup nor
sqlncli.msi installs the actual network protocols themselves, nor do they enable them at the operating system level. This means that if you do not have TCP/IP installed and you need to start using it, you have to first set it up by using the Network Connections Control Panel applet (if you’re using Windows, that is).
You can launch SSCM ...