Thursday, July 02, 2009

Microsoft SharePoint 2007 – Renaming a MOSS Server

This is the N-the time I’ve had to rename a SharePoint server, and every time I keep on forgetting the exact steps… so these are notes for the (Technical) me.

  1. Change each alternate access mapping for MOSS 2007/WSSv3 deployment in Central Admin reflecting new server name
  2. Register the change with SharePoint, using:

    stsadm -o renameserver -newservername <newname> -oldservername <oldname>

  3. Rename server in Windows
  4. Restart server
  5. Post restart, update SharePoint farm credentials using:

    stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin <domain\domainuser> -password <password>

  6. Run an iisreset
  7. Check the accounts used in application pools within IIS, update to reflect new machine name accounts
  8. Rebuild the search index (remove and recreate)
  9. Operation Complete!

Source: (Thank you Mirjam)

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