Changing servername in SQL server

Last Post 06 Nov 2010 07:01 AM by russellb. 1 Replies.
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05 Nov 2010 01:24 PM
Is it possible to make the servername an alias to the server? 
Currrently when running query select @@servername the old server name appears not the current server name. This is because the server was rebuilt as a Vmware box. I know I can replace the servername with the real, current one BUT instead of replacing the old server name with the current one , can you instead put an alias to the current server as the server name?
I have a user that has many stored procedures that use the old server name in cross server joins. This is also an alias to the current server name. 

Steve Bajada
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06 Nov 2010 07:01 AM
you can do this in active directory, sql configuration manager, or rename the linked server on the client side

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