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Risks of renaming a server

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Can anybody tell me the Risks involved in renaming a server ?

Risks in terms of cost implications
remediation

When do I decide not to rename a particular server ??

thanks for your help

Sam
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by:donnyr10
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Sam

Costs in monetary value is negligible

Costs in time spent changing shares and replication
etc, is a non tangible amount but has to be noted..

Changing a Domain Controller's name has implications
in DNS, and other Services

Any compelling reason to change it ??

./Donny


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by:tarun209
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if your machine is dns server dont change it.it will numerous prbs.otherwise it is also not advisable to change the server name
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cost is not a problem, but changing a server name is a problem with DNS server. if it is not a DNS server even then it is not suggested.
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I don't see the problem in changing the name of a server that is a dns server.  The clients using dns should only have a reference to the dns server by IP, not by its name.  

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The Risks are
Not all applications could be identified, you could have FTP programs that fail, batch files not getting uploaded to a remote server etc..

The cost implications could be categorized based on the different risks identified taking into account the entire architecture of the applications/machines running in the corporate network.

A server could be categorized for its risks & cost for renaming and the decision of not renaming could be taken based on the cut-off we decided for each category..
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