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Monday, February 17, 2020

Using SQL Alias unable to connect after power failure

Odd situation with SharePoint 2019 on premise - we had a power failure and on restart, the entire farm was down. It too a bit of research - logs were no help - simply 'could not connect'.

After going back through all of the settings, it turns out it was 'cliconfg' - the alias I set up (SPSQL) was still there, but instead of pointing to the server, it replaced the Server Name with SPSQL - go figure?

Reset via cliconfg and viola - everything back to normal