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Re-naming the hostname of an SBS 2003 server.

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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.
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In my experience, DO NOT DO IT.  Exchange will break, Sharepoint will break, KDS will break, Active Directory will break.  Unless you are willing to format and redo your whole domain from scratch, do not do it.

With that being said, there are some white papers floating around the net on how to bring another server up on the domain to replicate to.  You then have to format your server, and have alot of cleanup to do, but believe me--it's not worth it.
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Thanks, I just needed a solid second opinion.
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