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You must use cliconfg.exe on each SharePoint server to point the 'old' SQL Server name (and instance if applicable) to the new SQL Server name (and instance if applicable). So if you had an old SQL Server name of OLDSQL and a new one of NEWSQL, you would run cliconfg.exe on each SharePoint server, go to the Alias tab, add an alias named OLDSQL. Set it to ...


We are using the same way, we have DNS entry which points to SQL server. We prefer the DNS entry upon SQL alias. For DNS entry, in case of failover down timer is higher then sql alias. You can go either SQL Alias or DNS entry. You can read the below blog for nice comparison:


My answer for the question is simply NO. Your SharePoint Server is no more live. As you have already mentioned in the question that you have uninstalled the SQL server from Windows Server 2012, then all databases deleted from the server. As we all know that, SharePoint works on SQL server database as it's a back-end. So in your case SharePoint is ...

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