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April 16, 2018
Renaming a computer that hosts SQL Server

When changing the hostname of a computer running SQL Server, system metadata must be updated so that remote connections and applications do not lose connectivity. Those that use @@SERVERNAME or query sys.servers for the hostname that is. Microsoft's documentation pages are a must read as always. Some considerations include; failover clustering, mirroring, replication, SSRS, local authentication […]

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April 15, 2018
Installing SQL Server 2017

Installing SQL is a straight-forward task… but it’s important that things are in-place from the get-go to prevent having to make changes on a live system. There are a few best practises that can be defined within the installation wizard and many to be applied post install. This is a basic guide on installing SQL […]