Just a short post today – I needed to find out the name of the configuration database for a SharePoint 2007 farm. I did an internet search and found some ways to do it programmatically but being an Administrator and not a developer, that didn’t seem like the easy option.

So, if you are a farm administrator, go to the Central Administration for the farm, then select Operations -> Perform a backup. The next screen will list all of the farm components, including the name of the configuration database (it will be listed at the very top). After you have the information you need, cancel out of this screen.  No harm done and now you know the name of the config database.  =)