Renaming Exchange Server 2007


I have installed Exchange Server 2007 in my organization and i have named it as and now my Manager asked me to rename the Server name as from and i would like to know is that possible of renaming the Server Name after installing  Exchange Server 2007 on to it or is there any procedure for it and i would like to know are there any Complete  free videos on Exchange Server 2007 including Backup and Recovery and also i would like to know how to integrate SharePoint Server 2007 with Exchange Server 2007.Kindly let me know the procedure for the same.


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Once Exchange is installed, you cannot rename it.  You could backup Exchange, uninstall Exchange, rename the server, reinstall Exchange then perform a restore.

Or, if you have another hardware then you can move everything across but the hardware requires to be same, then you need to build a temporary server, move everything across, uninstall Exchange, rename the old server with a new name, move everything back.

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1. Dismount the stores
2. keep the .edb files somewhere safe
3. remove the exchange 2007 application from box
4. Make sure that the Server Object is not present in ADSIEDIT>Configuration>Services>Microsoft Exchange>ORG>Exchange Administrative Group>Servers
5. Disjoint the box from domain and from domain controller reset the exchange server computer object (you may delete it as well)
6. From ADUC, also check that the 'exchange servers' and 'exchange install domain servers' do not have the exchange server object name.
7. Change the name of the server to desired one.
8. Join the box back again to domain
9. Run /PrepareAD and /PrepareDomain and run setup
10. Place the previously copied .edb files in the database location and mount the store.
you cannot rename an exchange server this will break it,

the only you can do is remove exchange completely and reinstalling it all over again.

Renaming Exchange servers will break Exchange in such a way that the only way to fix it is to go back to the original name. Once Exchange is installed, that is it.
If the migration is done correctly, the name of the Exchange server is immaterial - the usual reason I hear people want to change the name is for what I call "vanity" reasons. With careful use of DNS, the name of the server doesn't matter.

Your second Q, some pointers:
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