Change the Name of Registered Server or Registered Server Group

This topic describes how to change the name of a registered server or server group in SQL Server 2016 by using SQL Server Management Studio . The name can be changed at any time. Changing the name of a server in Registered Servers only changes how the name is displayed. To connect to a different server, you must edit the connection properties of the registered server.

Using SQL Server Management Studio

From the menu navigate to View\Registered Servers to open the Registered Servers pane.

To change the name of a server

  1. In Registered Servers, expand Database Engine and then Local Server Groups.

  2. Right-click a server and select Properties to open the Edit Server Registration Properties dialog window.

  3. In the Registered server name text box, type the new name for the server registration, and then click Save.

To change the name of a server group

  1. In Registered Servers, expand Database Engine and then Local Server Groups.

  2. Right-click a server group and select Properties to open the Edit Server Group Properties dialog window.

  3. In the Group name text box, type the new name for the server group, and then click Save.

See Also

Change a Server's Registration (SQL Server Management Studio)