Set Database Names for Search Service Application in SharePoint 2016

Unless you script SharePoint installation using AutoSpInstaller or a similar tool, you may not be able to choose database names when creating service applications. When creating a Search Service Application, 4 databases are created in the background: Admin database (primary, stores all configuration) Analytics Crawl Links Changing the names of the search databases is a painstaking process involving shutting down search, detaching the databases and running some Powershell. If you [Read More]