We have an established remote server, which acts as a internet mail,
live web and ftp server.
This server's machine name begins with a numeric. e.g. 1comp.
SQL server has installed upon this, but we have since learnt that
numerics are not suitable
for the first char of the server name.
We are now finding on using SQL that a number of features are not
To rename the server would mean disruption of the live server for
anything up to a few hours (so I have
been advised). We can't do this.
Is it possible somehow to have SQL server working correctly on this
machine as it's name stands? e.g.
can we name SQL Server differently?