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Can someone help me by providing the correct set of steps to rename a SharePoint 2010 Web server machine name? It's a two-server farm. Are there know issues associated with this? I've researched this and found much conflicting info. I do not want to use alternative access mappings. It is a publishing site based Intranet.

I'm aware of the STSADM Renameserver command. But what else is involved? IIS? Remove Web app? Does it break anything? etc...

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marked as duplicate by RJ Cuthbertson, Eric Alexander, ali Sharepoint, Robert Lindgren, Benny Skogberg Jul 9 '13 at 20:09

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Are you referring to the name of the actual server itself or the FQDN used to access the site via the web? – Dave Wise Feb 13 '13 at 16:40
    
the name of the machine itself. – IrishChieftain Feb 13 '13 at 16:46
    
@rjcup3, totally different question and product version – IrishChieftain Feb 13 '13 at 16:54
    
@IrishChieftain, The answer provided is for 2010. The question is not exactly the same, but the answer is. – RJ Cuthbertson Feb 13 '13 at 17:13
    
That answer does not answer my concerns here. – IrishChieftain Feb 13 '13 at 17:16

For 2010 and 2013, there is the Rename-SPServer PowerShell cmdlet that will accomplish this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607556.aspx

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