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Instance Name QuestionAll: Our 2000 servers use dashes in the hostname / instance name. Is this going to cause a problem for our 2005 servers? I remember having an issue naming a 2005 server using a dash (xxx-xxxxxx). But I can’t remember off of the top of my head if it was a dash or another character and BOL wasn’t much help. Thoughts?
I don’t think it is dash may be someother character…because one of my machine name has dash (-) in it and I installed SQL server 2000 and 2005. Mohammed U.
SQL Server 2005 Books Online
For managebility it is suggested not to use any special characters in servername, if you can live with it then I don’t see any problem unless you have any older versions to upgrade. Satya SKJ
Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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