Identifying the Correct Name Of Your SQL Server

January 1, 2019


One of the key concepts in relational databases is that of the unique identifier. You would hope that this would apply to technical terms also.

But I’ve recently discovered that, after a simple installation of SQL Server 17, on my Windows 10 laptop, I now have three different names for my host machine. And two different names for my SQL Server.

These have caused me a lot of grief and wasted time.

Here are some methods to identify the different names, and help you troubleshoot the associated issues.

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