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Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2011 5:11 AM
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Reinstall

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Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2011 5:11 AM
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Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2011 5:27 AM


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Wait a minute....

I've installed SQL 2005 a few zillion times and, unless my memory is failing miserably, I do not remember anyplace to enter the company name during installation.

What version of SQL 2005 are you using?

Secondly, if this is stored in the same places as most other Microsoft software, the setting is in the registry and it can be changed. I was part of an organization that was bought out and we had to change the registration on 3000 desktops and 120 servers. It was scripted by one of the sys admins using Powershell.

Lastly, what does this matter? This information does not appear in anything important.


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Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2011 5:29 AM


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Why can't you rename a server? I have done it many times.

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Posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011 10:34 AM
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try renamming the server

1) sp_dropserver 'OldServerName'
2) sp_addserver 'NewServerName', local
3) then Retstart mssql

to verify -- select * from master..sysservers
the NewServerName srvrid column should be 0



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Posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011 5:59 PM


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1) sp_dropserver 'OldServerName'
2) sp_addserver 'NewServerName', local
3) then Retstart mssql



this is useful for linked server.


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Posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:05 PM


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crazy4sql (1/31/2011)
its as simple as this.....as you cant rename the system database, similarly you cant rename the servername


This is what you said in a previous post. Were you referring to something else?


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Posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:19 PM


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My question would be why do you care about the company name in the documentation? It's not tied to a license, and no one would see it. SSMS != SQL Server, and I'm not sure why you think this is an issue.






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Posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011 6:22 PM


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its as simple as this.....as you cant rename the system database, similarly you cant rename the servername


This is what you said in a previous post. Were you referring to something else?


Dont tell me you dont know the difference between linked server and real server.
The query suggest above is useful for renaming linked server.

But whatever the case, As steve suggested follow that and close this topic.


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Posted Thursday, February 3, 2011 3:21 AM


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crazy4sql, if you look in BOL at the topic How to: Rename a Stand-Alone Instance of SQL Server 2005, you'll see that

sp_dropserver <old_name>
GO
sp_addserver <new_name>, local
GO

is exactly how to do it. As I have many times.




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