Return Current Connection CName

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I’m wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to return the name that was used to connect to the SQL server rather than the actual server’s name. For instance I typically connect to the server via a DNS CName. But if I run this ..


… I get the actual server name. I’m looking to find a way to get the CName with which I connected if it is even possible. Thoughts?

How to solve :

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Method 1

The SQL Server instance has no notion of the name resolution the client used to connect to the server IP address so what you want is not possible.

@@SERVERNAME returns the server name or FCI network name, plus instance name for a named instance. The value is unrelated to the client connection specification.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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