Re-naming the hostname of an SBS 2003 server.
Posted on 2007-11-20
What are the ramifications of changing the host name (computer name) of an SBS2003 server without rebuilding it? I have an ancient access '97 database that is hard coded to the old SBS2000 server name, and the author of the database has the database config locked down, and I can't get a hold of the author. Right now as a workaround, I have the database on an XP machine that I renamed to the old server name, but we really need to get it on the new server. This is the type of Access database that has a front end - back end architecture.
Thus I am seeing if anyone knows what harm it would be to rename the SBS2003 to the previous server name.