Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Returns the name of the local server that is running SQL Server. 

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.

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SQL Server Setup sets the server name to the computer name during installation. To change the name of the server, use sp_addserver, and then restart SQL Server.

With multiple instances of SQL Server installed, @@SERVERNAME returns the following local server name information if the local server name has not been changed since setup.


Server information

Default instance


Named instance


failover clustered instance - default instance


failover clustered instance - named instance


Although the @@SERVERNAME function and the SERVERNAME property of SERVERPROPERTY function may return strings with similar formats, the information can be different. The SERVERNAME property automatically reports changes in the network name of the computer.

In contrast, @@SERVERNAME does not report such changes. @@SERVERNAME reports changes made to the local server name using the sp_addserver or sp_dropserver stored procedure.

The following example shows using @@SERVERNAME.


Here is a sample result set.

Server Name

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