How to Edit the Registry on the Service Manager Management Server in the Lab Environment


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager

Use the following procedure to edit the registry on the Service Manager management server in the lab environment


Incorrectly editing the registry might severely damage your system; therefore, before making changes to the registry, back up any valued data on the computer.

To edit the registry

  1. On the computer hosting the Service Manager management server in the lab environment, log on to the computer as a user with administrative credentials.

  2. On the Windows desktop, click Start, and then click Run.

  3. In the Run dialog box, in the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

  4. in the Registry Editor window, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\System Center\2010\Common\Database

  5. In the right pane, double-click DatabaseServerName.

  6. In the Edit String box, in the Value data box, type the name of the computer hosting the Service Manager database SQL Server in the lab environment. If you are using a named instance of SQL Server, use the Computer Name\Instance name format.

  7. Click OK, and then close the Registry Editor.