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Rename a Backup domain controller?

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Last Modified: 2021-04-12
We just setup a backup domain controller (server 2016) that's about to take place of the primary which is a very old machine (Server 2008).  Everything is in place so all we have to do is pull the primary and change the IP of the backup to the same as the primary from what I've been told.

We have some shared folders on the primary and will be transferring the data over to the new domain controller.  The shares are already set on each PC through the path of the server name and not IP.

So the question comes in, can we rename the backup domain controller to the same as the primary when we do this switch, so the paths don't have to be redone on all the machines?  Or will this throw something off with the Domain settings?  There's about 25 PC's so just hoping to save a step by touching them all.  Thanks.
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