Is there a way to rename registered data connections to arcgis server? I need to standardize between environments and currently they are all over the place.
If I cannot rename what ramifications are there to deleting and recreating the same connection with a standard naming convention?
You can edit the connection string in ArcGIS Server Manager, ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro. I don't know of a way to rename the database connections itself. If you want to recreate the connections you will need to use the same parameters in the connection string as your previous connections.
To verify if I recreate the registered data connection with the new standardized name I should be able to delete the old registered connection without affecting the rest services.
Hello Jeff Timm,
To my knowledge yes, as long you are connecting to the same database, instance and version. Using the same credentials as the previous database connection. The services stills needs to have access and permissions to the underlying data. That said if you are concerned about downtime I would recommend testing this workflow first before making any changes. For example publishing a test service. Deleted and recreating the database connection.
The service itself also contains information regarding the database credentials used at the time of publishing. I have given an example of a connection string below.
Example Connection String:
SERVER=<database server name>
INSTANCE=<database instance name>
DB_CONNECTION_PROPERTIES=<database instance name>
I hope this information is useful.