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Implications of removing and re-adding SharePoint 2010 server computer account from/to an AD Domain

Are there any implications in doing this?
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iamozymandiasCommented:
It will get a different SharePoint GUID when you re-add it. Whatever stems from that new GUID will be determined by how integrated it is and what resources are looking for a GUID versus looking for the FQDN.
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
I've done this once, in the past, in a SharePoint 2007 farm.  Nothing broke.  But, it was a plain farm with no customizations.

If you are going to do it, run the config wizard and remove it from the farm first.  Then remove/readd to domain.  Run the config wizard and add back to the farm.
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nysupportAuthor Commented:
iamozymandias: Are you referring to the GUID assigned to the SharePoint server in the Config database?  I'm not actually wanting to remove the server from the SharePoint farm, I only want to remove the computer account from the domain and re-add it.

Achilles:  I'm running a single server farm, can I remove it via psconfig with only one server?
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Removing and readding the SQL box makes me nervous.  I do not have experience with this.

any way you could set up a test VM, make it a stand alone server, and test?
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nysupportAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the confusion...single SharePoint server connecting to separate SQL server...

Am working on setting up test environment, but hoping to save time by getting the answer here.
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nysupportAuthor Commented:
And just to clarify, I don't think that we need to delete the computer account from the Domain Controller, just remove the server from the domain (via the client) and then re-add
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Oh ok.  Yeah, removing and readding the web server shouldn't be an issue....but testing is always a good thing :)
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nysupportAuthor Commented:
Confirmed that removing the computer from the domain and re-adding it (not deleting the computer account) does not have any ill effects.
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