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Servername is Incorrect

Posted on 2006-06-20
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When I register a server [ISASRV1] through Enterprise Manager , I Can see correct servername is there.

But the result of
select srvid, srvname  from master.dbo.sysservers order by srvid
is
Srvid         srvname
0      ISASRV
1      HP_SPIN_LOC

The srvname ISASRV is incorrect. It should have been ISASRV1.

Q.1 How it happend.
Q2. How to fix.
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Question by:Mateen
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by:chhapia_chintak
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You can fix this by executing follwoing code.

exec sp_dropserver 'ISASRV', 'droplogins'
GO
exec sp_addserver 'ISASRV1','LOCAL'

then restart the server.

Then execute the same query
"select srvid, srvname  from master.dbo.sysservers order by srvid"

you will find ISASRV1 for svrid 0.
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by:imran_fast
imran_fast earned 200 total points
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Q.1 How it happend.
When you install your sql server on the machine the server name was ISASV and afterwards you rename the server name to be ISASV1


Q2. How to fix.

above mentioned post by chhapia_chintak
or
go to master.dbo.sysservers  table and rename isasrv to ISASRV1 by issuing an update statement.
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by:Mateen
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Hi Imran_fast
renaming the servername is easier. But when I rename it syas

[ Adhoc Update to System Catalogs are not enabled. The system Administrator must reconfigure Sql Server to allow this. ]
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chhapia_chintak earned 300 total points
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Run below code then you can update the servername

EXEC sp_configure 'allow updates', 1
RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE
GO
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by:imran_fast
ID: 16948889
Hi Mateen,
By default update to any system table like (sysobjects, syscolumns) is not allowed.
to allow updates on such system tables you have to configure your server to allow updates as chhapia_chintak suggested.
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