We have cloned the SharePoint 2010 Portal (WFE, App Server, Database) to create an Test environment. How do I reconfigure the WFE and App server(Central admin, service application, content databases etc.,) to point to the new database server.

Could someone provide me an guidance/best practice to accomplish this?

  • How did you clone it?
    – James Love
    Aug 21 '12 at 11:50
  • James, I checked with my systems engineer and he told me that he used vmware clone feature. Aug 22 '12 at 2:33

I believe that you are wanting to basically clone then rename the server.


All the topology can be done from central administration afterwards.


Hope this helps.

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