How to rename SQL Server 2013 Instance Name

anphilipanphilip Member Posts: 86
edited 2014-02-08 in SQL General
Hi All,

Can anyone tell me how to rename SQL Server 2012 instance name? I'm using SQL Server 2012 version 11.0.2100.60. I would like to rename it to 'VOSTROI5'.

Please guide.

Thanks in advance

Best regards,
Philip

Comments

  • JuhlJuhl Member Posts: 728
    You cant, not without complications.

    Solution is to install a new instance with the Right name and then move the databases.
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  • mdPartnerNLmdPartnerNL Member Posts: 801
    edited 2014-02-08
    yes, it can be done, do a search on google.
  • JuhlJuhl Member Posts: 728
    No it cant!

    You Can change computername but not instance name.

    The instance name is writen like a 100 places in registry, and no sql script or stored procedures, can change that. And it would be a nightmare to do it manually.
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  • mdPartnerNLmdPartnerNL Member Posts: 801
    sorry, misread it, you are correct about the instance name
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