SQL Server replication requires the actual server name to make a connection to the server. Connections through a server alias, IP address, or any other alternate name are not supported. Specify the actual server name, ‘SQLVM\SQL02’. (Replication.Utilities)
1. We configured database mirroring on 2 SQL Server instances.
2. We changed the computer name from SQLVM to SQL2K5.
3. We tried launching the Database Mirroring monitor, but we got the following error:
If you just look at the error, it sounds a bit misleading because we don’t have replication configured in either of the servers.