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Using Alias Names

We recommend that you do not swap the computer name unless you have a compelling need to do so. Renaming a domain controller has inherent risks. It can adversely affect installed applications and services that have the computer name embedded in their internal settings. And it can prevent Certificate Services from functioning correctly.

Instead, we recommend that you use DFS Namespaces and DNS aliases. This removes the need to rename computer in order to access your network file shares or your web sites.

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