how to identify my sql server name RRS feed

  • Question

  • i have installed SQL SERVER and i dont know my server name  .

    i tried with my  Pc name  but its also not accepting  

    can any  one  help me out how to  get my server name  r modify my sever  name  .

    Saturday, July 21, 2012 6:20 PM


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  • Hello,

    The "Server name" is a combobox, expand it and select "<Browse...>", the function may should you the installed instance name.

    Other option: Open Windows Service Manager (services.msc) and head up for "SQL Server (here stands the instance name)".

    Have you installed the Express Edition with default settings? Then try .\SQLEXPRESS as server name.

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    Saturday, July 21, 2012 6:45 PM
  • start SQL Server Configuration Manager - under the node sql services you'll see all the sql services in the right pane together with their instance name.

    alternatively you can consult your SQL Server installation log file.

    what version & edition had you installed?

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    Saturday, July 21, 2012 7:05 PM
  • helo,

    Open Windows Service Manager (services.msc) is not ther .

    and  I have   Express Edition2012 , i tryed  with .\SQLEXPRESS it  showing as connection failed

    Monday, July 23, 2012 7:09 AM

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    Monday, July 23, 2012 7:30 AM
  • check this video

    option 2

    open -> regedit adn search the below path for intance name

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\Instance Names\SQL

    kb from

    Ramesh Babu Vavilla MCTS,MSBI

    Monday, July 23, 2012 10:02 AM