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Hi, I have upgraded SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 but having a problem getting the software to connect to the databases. Have restored the databases in to SQL Express and they look fine but the software wont connect because the old databases were \\servername\database but now are \\servername\mssql\database, can I reconfigure SQL so there is no \mssql or \sqlexpress ? The ini files point straight to \\servername and I have tried changing them.

Hope you can help and this isn't too garbled !
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I think you will have to connect with the mysql manager provided when you installed/upgraded.I know you can install SQL Server Management Studio to manage it of course.It has a nice gui and it should be rather simple to change to whatever you want.
What is the method you use to authenticate to it?
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Hi, I have connected with Management studio and restored the databases, problem is software is configured to connect with the path \\servername\ but now it's \\servername\sqlexpress.
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Did you try to reinstall and rename it?
I have found a website which could help since the management studio doesn't help you.
http://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/22002/how-to-change-the-instance-name-of-sql-server-express-2008

I hope it will help!¸
In my case I didn't mind that it was called sqlexpress, but seems it's not supposed to be like that...(I had to install it and manage it at my work's place since they need it for programming,so if you have other questions,I will try to help you)
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You will have to delete it completely and reinstall with the instructions provided in the link.If it does not work,tell me!
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The problem is you have to name it , on the old server it wasn't named in the ini files. I shall look at link in the morning and let you know , thanks
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Thanks for the help Sylvain but I had to create a new Instance and call it the same name as the server, this will then give you the same configuration and path as the old sql 2005.
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