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Sharepoint server name and IP address changed, now SharePoint won't work

We had an emergency and needed to change the server name and IP address of our SharePoint 3.0 server (Windows 2003 Server), for reasons unrelated to SharePoint. I knew this would break SharePoint, but had to do it. My question is, what do I need to do to fix SharePoint now?
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robw24
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
IP address shouldn't affect it (unless you are using an IP specified database server) if DNS is updated.

You probably need to tell the config db about the new server name:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263117(office.12).aspx
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robw24Author Commented:
Thanks for the doc links. I am thinking that I want the URL to be the same as it was before (it matched the old server name), even though the server/host name has changed. I assume the doc's do not cover this scenario?

example
Old Server name: server1
Old Sharepoint URL/Site: http://server1

New Server name: server 2
New Sharepoint URL/Site: http://server1 (same as before)
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Jerryuk007Commented:
Use dns alias
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robw24Author Commented:
Yes I could do that, but I don't think it's as clean. And I think it generates errors, as I have used an alias in the past when I changed the server name before. Is it too difficult or not possible to change the server name but keep the same site name?
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
You would need to add/adjust the host header in IIS for the site.  Verify http://server1 is there specifically.
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robw24Author Commented:
These are the two solutions I ended up going with. Thanks
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