Using MS SQLserver 7 FRENCH on W2K US,

my current datetime format is 21 :

select getdate();
2002-10-17 19:41:45.893

I would like to change to 2002-17-10 19:41:45.893
or even 2002/17/10 19:41:45.893

I don't want to use SET DATEFORMAT, because I cannot change the offending program, and this command (SET DATEFORMAT) does not persist

I tryed to change Control Panel/Local Settings/Reginal Options/Date or General...but same result :-)

Is it some key in the registry ?
Is it fixed at MSSQLserver setup ?