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execute sp_addlinkedserver to add the server to sysservers after renaming mu computer

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Hi experts,
I have a server with win 2003 enterprise and sql 2005
an ecommerce site is hosted on this server

I have changed my computer name due to netbios issue, and after restarting my server, the web application running on my server does not work proprely
when i intend to write in to the database i get an error

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Could not find server 'EXPERTHOST-025' in sysservers. Execute sp_addlinkedserver to add the server to sysservers.

Please anyon,e has a fix
thanks
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by:sampipes
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You can probably edit it in SSMS, go into Server objects and Linked Servers
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by:bull_rider
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sp_dropserver <old_name\instancename>
GO
sp_addserver <new_name\instancename>, local
GO
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by:humer2000
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my last instance name was the default instance
so what should i put in

sp_dropserver <old_name\instancename>
GO
sp_addserver <new_name\instancename>, local
GO
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supposing your old computer name was EXPERTHOST-025 and your new name is EXPERT

Then put it like :

sp_dropserver [EXPERTHOST-025]
GO
sp_addserver [EXPERT], local
GO


Let me know if you face any more issues.
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by:humer2000
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now i get this error
Server 'EXPERTHOST-025' is not configured for DATA ACCESS
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by:bull_rider
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Should not you create a new question thread for this? :)
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by:humer2000
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rebooting the server corrected the error
thx a lot
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