Old Database Server name Still exist in CA after Moving to new Database server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    we have moved  all SharePoint Databases from old Database server to new Database server, everything is going well. we used alias to refer to the new Database Server.

    But the old Database server name still exist in the central administration.

    How can we change it to the new server ?!

    any help Please.


    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 2:04 PM


  • Whether you created the alias when you originally set up the farm, or when you moved the databases, the name is going to still appear in SharePoint. You can't change the name of the original database server which is used to store the Configuration database. This is why it is important to originally use an alias name.

    The question though, is do you now see two database server names listed or just one?

    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Architect

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 2:11 PM