When I install SQL server 2005 Standard or Express edition, I manually type the instance name as my machine name. But after finished installation, in SSMS, the instance name appear as machinename\machinename. How can I create instance name as only machine name instead of machinename\machinename ?
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Defining the name:
When I talk to people they say different names on this subject stuff l…