Renaming server - sql 2008 server instance affected

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Published on 2012-07-09T15:10:16Z Indexed on 2012/07/09 15:18 UTC
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Will changing the computer name on which SQL Server 2008 is installed on affect SQL Server in anyway? Or will changing the computer name be transparent to SQL Server?

For example:

I plan to install Windows 2008 Server and naming it "BobStage". Next I will install SQL Server 2008 R2 and restore a few DB's. Finally I plan to rename the windows machine to "BobLive".

Will me renaming the computer's name affect SQL Server's instance ID/name and possibly break something?

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