I used DBNEWID on an 11g database to rename the database. Everything looks correct in environmental variables ( sid, services, instance, global name etc). The database is working fine. I even have the dbconsole up and running . However, when I try to run DBCA to reconfigure the database it does not recognize the new name ( sid) . It only sees the old name . I have not been able to find where DBCA pulls the sid list from . Any ideas would be appreciated.