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Michael Valentine Jones
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Posted - 06/04/2008 :  15:51:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am installing SQL Server 2005 on a couple of servers where the windows server will later be renamed. One is a default instance, and one is a named instance.

Does anyone have a procedure for this, or know any gotchas for 2005? I have done this for SQL 2000 many times, but never of 2005.

Books Online seems to say you just rename the server, and everything will be OK.

I know how to rename the server internally with sp_dropserver and sp_dropserver. It looks like you no longer have to update originating_server in msdb.dbo.sysjobs, because it was replaced by originating_server_id.

Got links?

No nubeez! Xpurts ownli pleez!!


Edited by - Michael Valentine Jones on 06/04/2008 16:21:13

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Posted - 06/04/2008 :  16:43:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"No nubeez! Xpurts ownli pleez!! "

Reminds of Funketetun.It is best to install SQL server after renaming windows server. Well you have to take care of Linked server(Better to drop and create new one),Maintenance plan jobs if you rename after installing SQL server.

Check this out Michael:

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Posted - 06/04/2008 :  23:26:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Same process as on sql2k.
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