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Renaming default instance

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I just installed SQL Server Express 2014 and changed default instance name to MSSQLSERVER. Is this OK ?
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Do you mean you created a named instance? That's fine.
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Yes it is fine.

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No,I actually renamed the default instance.... It was SQLExpress or something like that and I changed the name to MSSQLSERVER..
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Senchi (6/18/2014)
No,I actually renamed the default instance.... It was SQLExpress or something like that and I changed the name to MSSQLSERVER..


SQL Express defaults to installing as a named instance, and if you changed that to MSSQLSERVER, then it's installed itself as a named instance with that name. If you wanted to install it as a default instance (e.g. not requiring the instance name to be specified when connecting to it) then you should have changed that option in the installer.
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