Is it possible to configure a SQL Server CLIENT (cliconfg) via file? I'm looking forward to something like tnsnames.ora in Oracle world.
The data about connection aliases is stored in the Registry, so either a
.reg file or a script that updates registry would do. Updating the Registry can be done with
reg.exe or Powershell.
The tricky parts are
cliconfg syntax and the fact that 32/64 bit registry keys are not the same. That is,
Take a look at this article about 32/64 bit versions.