The Data Source tab in the Settings dialog box is used to configure the server and instance names for the Custom Updates Publishing Tool data source. The following procedure provides the steps necessary to configure the data source.

To configure the publishing tool data source

  1. In the Custom Updates Publishing Tool console, open the Settings dialog box by performing one of the following actions:

    • Right-click any tree node item, and then click Settings.

    • In the Action pane, click Settings.

    • On the Action menu item, click Settings.

  2. On the Data Source tab, in the Server name text box, enter the server name or server and instance names for where the publishing tool connects to access its database. For example, MyServerName or MyServerName\InstanceName. If the server name is entered without an instance name, the default instance is used.

  3. Click Test Connection to validate the server name. A message displays indicating whether the connection test succeeded or failed. If the connection failed, enter a new server name in the text box and test the connection again.

  4. Click OK to exit the Settings dialog box.

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