Change Server Collation in SQL 2008 after installation

Posted on 2011-03-15
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello experts,

I need to change server collation in SQL 2008 from Latin1_General_CI_AS to SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. Is this possible?

Please advise.

Thanks and Regards
Question by:goprasad
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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you need to rebuild  the master database
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After dropping user databases, I need to run the following command, be selecting new query. Is the following fill up the blanks correct?

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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you dont need to drop the user dbs.
seems to be correct

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When I run the query I am getting the msg: Incorrect syntax near '/'
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As referenced in the link posted by aneeshattingal, can you use a per database collation settings as referenced in the Note:?


Instead of changing the default collation of an instance of SQL Server, you can specify a default collation for each new database you create.
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by:Olaf Doschke
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Try this as a one line command, remove the line breaks to get rid of the syntax error.

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I took the easy way out, re-installed the named instance with correct collation.

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I had to re-install the SQL Named instance selecting the correct collation.

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