I have recently changed the machine name, for reasons not associcted with SQL Server. Now, when starting SQL Server 2008, in the "Connect to Server" dialog box, the "Server name" dropdown box offers two server name choices in addition to the <browse for more...>. One of these is the present machine name and the other is the old machine name. I understand that when I installed SQL Server, the default name of the server (instance) is the machine name of the host computer. Of course, if someone tries to connect to the old server name, it fails to connect and gives an error message. I would like to remove the old server name from the dropdown list to avoid confusion. If I go to the menu and choose View/Registered Servers/Local Servers Groups, the old server name is not shown. Since it isn't registered, it can't be deleted. Executing sp_dropserver doesn't get rid of the old server name either. This seems to be a bug (although not serious) in SQL Server 2008. I can live with the inconvience, but if someone has an solution, I would appreciate some help.