The server name is the name of the Adaptive Server to which clients will connect. Use the following rules to create an acceptable server name:
Server names can be no more than 11 characters long. However, if you installed Adaptive Server on a FAT (file allocation table) partition, limit the server name to 8 characters.
The initial character of a server name must be a letter (a–z, A–Z). The characters that follow can be letters, numbers, the underscore character (_), the pound sign (#), the at sign (@), or the dollar sign ($).
The name cannot contain a period (.), a slash (/), a backslash (\), an accented letter, a character from a Japanese character set, or any other character that is invalid for Windows NT file names.
Adaptive Server names are not case sensitive. For example, “PRODUCTION,” “Production,” and “production” are interpreted as the same server name.