Change server name of dc server 2012

We are setting up a new server and domain with the intent of abandoning our old Win2000 server and starting fresh. Small business, 10 users.
The new server is up and running, 2012 guest in a 2012 Hyper-V. Things are looking good....
Until we copy over the foxpro stuff. We have a install routine that sets everything up on the user's computer. Some where in the compiled code it points to \\server01\SMS\install1\ Unfortunately when we set up the new domain we chose the server name as S1 rather than server01 as was the old server. I had copied the files to a directory called SMS but of course since it is trying to force a map to the server name server01 it does not work.
Can we just change the server name and do new drive mapping for the few users we have transitioned? I am assuming this would be the easiest way since finding help on Foxpro is pretty difficult, I would rather just let Foxpro running and leave it alone until we can find a alternate program.
I tried doing the name change on a partial not live test server, and it seems to take the change after a reboot, I am just not sure what the full impact of this is.
Any other issue I need to be aware of?
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Steven HarrisPresidentCommented:
Can we just change the server name and do new drive mapping for the few users we have transitioned

If everything is migrated to the new server, then there is no harm in pointing your users to the correct server.

We have a install routine that sets everything up on the user's computer. Some where in the compiled code it points to \\server01\SMS\install1\

What do you mean by 'install routine'?  Do you have access to modify the 'compiled code'?
ddp1960Author Commented:
I am not entirely sure what the setup routine did, create icon etc. I just ran the login script directly on the server and foxpro runs, so I may be able to just map the drive and setup a shortcut to the server on the server drive and not worry about the install routine and whatever incompatibilities it might bring.

Another option I am considering is to use TS + and just have the few users that need foxpro user terminal services to access it running on the server.

Now I need to figure out how to get the serial label printer and bar code scanner running, this might also be better run in TS+??

Any input welcome.
Steven HarrisPresidentCommented:
this might also be better run in TS+??

That entirely depends on your setup and expected outcome of operation.  With that said, I would recommend it, yes.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
in dns setup a cname or an a record
cname server01 s01
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Best course of action would be to demote the server, rename and promote.

Second option would be to rename as per article below:
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
what is TS+ ?  (remote desktop services?)
ddp1960Author Commented:
TS Plus is a terminal service program which has been highly recommended to me.

As a test I changed the server name and rebooted it, this seemed to be ok, I was able to map a drive to the new server name, weird, the existing mappings still worked even though the server name was wrong. Any ways, that still didn't help my Foxpro install.

Not wanting to risk any issues I then did a full restore on the server so we are back to original.
I will try cname in DNS

I will leave this question open for a little while in case someone has anything further to add.

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