Hiding the SQL Server Instance

You can hide the SQL Server instance in your CommCell environment to prevent clients from locating the instance through SQL Server Browser service.

Before You Begin

Prepare your environment. For information about how to prepare your environment, see Preparing Your Environment to Hide the CommServe Database SQL Server Instance.


  1. Open SQL Server Configuration Manager.
  2. Go to SQL Server Network Configuration, right-click Protocols for server instance, and then click Properties.

    The protocols dialog box for server instance appears.

  3. On the Flags tab, in the Hide Instance box, select Yes.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Restart the SQL services for the changes to take effect.

Related Topics

CommServe Server: System Requirements

Last modified: 6/4/2020 3:38:46 AM