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InstanceName Property

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.

The InstanceName property returns the name of an instance of Microsoft SQL Server.


object
.InstanceName

object

An expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list

String

Read-only

STDMETHOD GetInstanceName(SQLDMO_LPBSTR pRetVal);

Use the InstanceName property in conjunction with ServiceName to uniquely identify an instance of SQL Server. The InstanceName and ServiceName properties return strings.

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If an application calls InstanceName on an instance of SQL Server version 7.0, the constant, SQLDMO_E_SQL80ONLY, and the message "This property or method requires Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later" are returned.

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