Need Server Name (for Windows Authentication version)

Karen Fireman 0 Reputation points
2023-07-14T01:53:41.0133333+00:00

When I try to signon - I don't know the Server Name. Was I supposed to utilize SQL Server Browser for that ? I thought I saw some mention of SQL Server Browser when I was downloading SQL, but now I can't find it & I cannot get started with SQL. THe Dialogue box opens but I don't know what to put into the Server name.

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  1. ZoeHui-MSFT 30,411 Reputation points
    2023-07-14T05:32:04.6066667+00:00

    Hi @Karen Fireman,

    First make sure that you have installed SQL Server successfully.

    Open up SQL Server Configuration Manager (search for it in the Start menu). Click on SQL Server Services. The instance name of SQL Server is in parenthesis inline with SQL Server service. If it says MSSQLSERVER, then it's the default instance. To connect to it in Management Studio, just type . (dot) OR (local) and click Connect. If the instance name is different, then use .\[instance name] to connect to it.

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    Zoe Hui


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  2. Olaf Helper 38,861 Reputation points
    2023-07-14T05:30:20.6133333+00:00

    I don't know the Server Name.

    The ask the IT dpt; we can't guess it.

    Was I supposed to utilize SQL Server Browser for that

    SQL Server-Browser is responsable to resolve th SQL Server instance name to the used IP port.

    THe Dialogue box opens but I don't know what to put into the Server name.

    Again, ask IT dept or select "<Browse>" from server name combobox.

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