We have a virtual server (in VMware) running windows server 2008 Standard SP2 which also has Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2 and SAPB1 ERP software installed. It’s a member server not DC.
We soon need to upgrade the SAPB1 software to a newer version. However ideally we would like the new version of SAP clean installed along with a clean install of SQL server 2012 on a new clean VM running Windows server 2008 R2 & then import a backup copy of our SQL database but rather than the new VM having a different computer name we thought it might be good to keep it the same computer name as the current virtual server.
The reason being is because we have a number of crystal reports and some access databases that all reference the SQL database / i.e reference the server name so it would take some time changing and testing all of these if the new server has a different name.
Our initial idea is to first change current VM server name to oldserver and then name the new VM the same name as the old server and then install the software.
My question is…..Is there anything else that we would need to change in Active directory / SQL /elsewhere to maintain the same server name on the new VM? And ensure the same reports /Access DB would continue to work.