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@@SERVICENAME (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Returns the name of the registry key under which SQL Server is running. @@SERVICENAME returns 'MSSQLSERVER' if the current instance is the default instance; this function returns the instance name if the current instance is a named instance.

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

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

@@SERVICENAME

SQL Server runs as a service named MSSQLServer.

The following example shows using @@SERVICENAME.

SELECT @@SERVICENAME AS 'Service Name';

Here is the result set.

Service Name                  
------------------------------
MSSQLSERVER                   
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