Unable to use MS SQL Server named instance in JBoss SOA Platform pre installation

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  • I am attempting to connect a MS Sql Server named instance to JBoss SOA-P in our environment.
  • I am running the schema script and including the hostname of the instance as HOSTNAME\INSTANCE, however, the slash has been removed from the contents of the mssql-ds.xml file are as below.
  • Is specifying the server and instance separated by the slash the correct way to specify it?
  • I changed the mssql-ds.xml file and changed the connection as follows, however, on starting the server there are exceptions indicating that JBoss is still attempting to connect to HOSTNAMEINSTANCE:1433 (i.e. ignoring )
  • Contents of mssql-ds.xml:


  • Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform (SOA-P) 5.3.0

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