troubleshooting Question

batch file rename date

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On Windows Server 2003
The following batch file below will rename a file called: filename.txt
to filenameDate.txt
*where date = todays date and is displayed as
    MMDDYYYY (MM=Month DD = Day YYYY = year)

@echo off
set today=%date:~4%
for %%a in ("filename.txt") do ren "%%~a" "%%~na%today:/=%%%~xa"

The batch file runs daily and will always rename the file to the today's date.
I need to display the date as YYYYMMDD  (year month day)  instead of MMDDYYYY.
so the file will be renamed filenameYYYYMMDD.txt.   Any ideas on how to do this?  Thanks.
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