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Server 2003 Rename Computer Name IIS Issues?

My company has to rename all the computers and servers. My question is:
If I re-name my server running Server 2003 where I have my Intranet running in IIS 6.0, will this create any problems. I have done some research thru Microsoft and the only concrete documentation is about the MMC being updated. Has anyone performed this and had additional issues?
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
I would just make sure your DNS infrastructure gets change to reflect the new names.  If necessary, create an alias (CNAME) record for your server's old name and direct it to the server's new host record.  
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kuldeepbhattiCommented:
I would also suggest you to edit the Metabase.xml file (take a backup of this file first). For this, search for the old name of the computer and you will find it in two locations, IWAM_ComputerName and IUSR_ComputerName. These are two userids which are used to provide the anonymous access to IIS and the IIS IWAM_ComputerName user account is for starting out-of-process applications in IIS. Rename these ids according to your new server name.
Before doing this stop the IIS services. (issreset /stop).
You can also go though these links for more information:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/3648346f-e4f5-474b-86c7-5a86e85fa1ff.mspx?mfr=true
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/a0ea8e51-fb2a-4e80-9d5a-7fe3ae246570.mspx?mfr=true
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