Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-14

Editing the properties of a SQL store means changing the Microsoft SQL Server database instance; you cannot use the Edit Properties dialog box to perform tasks such as moving your Archiving Server database from one computer to another. In addition, you cannot use the Edit Properties dialog box to change the SQL Server instance that hosts the Central Management store.

Editing the Properties of a SQL Store

To change the SQL Server instance used by any database other than the Central Management store, complete the following procedure in Topology Builder:

Modifying a SQL Server Instance
  1. Select the appropriate database under the SQL stores node and then click Edit Properties.

  2. In the Edit Properties dialog box, do one of the following:

    • To use the default SQL Server instance, select Default Instance and then click OK.

    • To use a named database instance, select Named Instance, enter the instance name in the text box, and then click OK. You should only enter the instance name (for example, ArchivingInstance) and not the entire SQL Server path.

When working in the Edit Properties dialog box, Topology Builder will not verify that the database instance you have entered is a valid instance. For example, if you inadvertently type ArchivingInstanec as the instance name and then click OK, Topology Builder will accept that invalid instance. Before you can publish this topology, you must correct this mistake: if a SQL Server instance cannot be found Topology Builder will not create that instance for you.