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Reuse old Servername and .local internal domain for new Server installation?

I will be doing a new/clean installation of SBS 2011 Standard on new hardware for a client that is currently using SBS 2003. The current install is working OK, but is quite messy and, since they only have 10 users, I think it will be much cleaner to do a fresh install and just move data, export/import email etc., and remove the PCs from the old domain and join them to the new domain.

My question is regarding the Servername, internal domain name and IP. I'm wondering if I should re-use the same names or create new ones. The current Server has a long, unwieldy name and an equally long internal domain name.

Example:
SBS 2003 server is named SomeLongServerName.SomeLongInternaDomainName.local
192.168.16.2

I'd like to simplify the SBS 2011 to something like:
Server1.CompanyName.local
10.0.5.2

The only thing that concerns me is if there are certain progams, etc. that may have references to the old domain that could mess things up.

I recall having an issue with AutoCad for another client. It seems that AutoCad uses something like external file references (xrefs I believe). These got messed up when the new server at that client did not match that of the old.

Can anyone think of a good reason to keep the old name / IP scheme or am I just being overly cautious?
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