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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 09/27/2013 :  17:22:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am trying to set up a few live and development systems all using the same SQL server. I have set up 4 named instances on the SQL server


I need to set up aliases for these four instances, but don't know how

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Posted - 09/27/2013 :  17:50:41  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can do it through SQL Server Configuration Manager and regedit. I prefer regedit.

The registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSSQLServer\Client\ConnectTo

The registry entry's name will be the alias name. Then you'd specify how to connect in the data value.

Here's an example:
String name: SomeAliasName
Data value: DBMSSOCN,SomeServerName,PortNumber

DBMSSOCN tells it to use the TCP dll.

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
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