We are migrating a client over from an all your eggs in one basket server running Win2k8 to a few VMs, where we are breaking out the Infrastructure server(s), File server, appserver etc.
For argument sake, the server was called server1, I wrote a script that runs nightly to duplicate all data over to a new server (target) called server1n. I set up all the shares/security etc. The target server is Win2k16.
Here is my question, just want a confirmation from you guys. They have a handful of spreadsheets with hyperlinks to different file locations, within the path it has the old server name. Can you think of any reason at all, that once I take the old server totally offline, update DNS, that it would be a problem or break the shares on the new server if I were to simply rename the new server (server1n – to server1)? It won’t break the shares will it? By doing so, it would prevent them from having to redo all of their spreadsheets with all the hyperlinks.