Renaming your SharePoint Server Machine when SharePoint is installed

When you want to rename your SharePoint Server Machine (where SharePoint is already installed and running), follow the following steps:

1. Use the StsAdm or Windows PowerShell Command to rename your SharePoint Server
2. Change the Computer Name in Computer, Properties
3. Restart the machine
4. Go to the Farm Administrators Group in Central Administration to possibly change the Name of the Administrator from oldserver\admin to newserver\admin
5. Then change the Alternate Access Mappings to refer to the new server instead of the old server
6. Bingo, you are done!

stsadm -o renameserver
   -oldservername <oldServerName>
   -newservername <newServerName>


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