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how to rename Sybase ASE on Windows ?

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I need to rename an existing instance, it is running on a Windows Server 2003 box. We are using this version: "Adaptive Server Enterprise/12.5.0.3/EBF 11449 ESD#4/P/NT (IX86)/OS 4.0/rel12503/1939/32-bit/OPT/Sat Sep 20 22:28:57 2003"

I know the usual Sybase steps involved in this task (change Run file, change sql.ini, do drop/add server) but I am unfamiliar with the widows specific parts of the task. For example are registry changes needed & how to change/create a new windows service ?

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I haven't seen Windows ASE for a while but as far as I remeber, the name of Windows service and name of run file is not important. So I would just change server name in run file, sql.ini and drop and add 'local' remote server in ASE.
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Sybase ASE on Windows runs mostly out of the registry. If you're starting/stopping ASE as a service, the RUN_SERVER file is ignored. However I think the Windows version actually lets you rename a server...? I don't have one installed right now on my laptop so I can't check.

You're correct about what you'd normally have to do under UNIX, but the Windows registry complicates things.

That said, if you do all those things, you can still start ASE through the RUN_SERVER file. You won't be able to stop it as a service, and you have to keep open the command prompt window you launched the RUN_SERVER in else ASE dies! :)

Also that is an old and unreliable version to be running. If you have to be on ASE 12.5.x then 12.5.4 with the latest patch/EBF is the place to be. Of course, all 12.5.x support ends this year on December 31.
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