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We would like to change the names of all Physical Server in our Data Center (about 100+) for the sake of uniformity.  The OS used are  Windows, Linux, Novell, etc.    Can  this be accomplished? If so, would appreciate a guide.
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It can be done, the problem is that certain services, programs, and DNS entries may rely on the name prior to the change.   It can cause more problems than its worth, but if you take your time to verify that everything is functioning properly and do one at a time then it can work.  You'll want to remove old DNS entries and make sure they're updated properly.  Make sure that if any of these are servers that host user drives, profiles, etc that you also update all AD accounts as well.
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