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Cluster Administrator provides a method to rename cluster resources. To do this, right-click the resource in Cluster Administrator, and then click Rename.
However, renaming the SQL Server virtual, or clustered, servers is not supported in the current version of Microsoft SQL Server. If you rename the SQL Server Network Name resource, a variety of problems may occur. One of the problems that may occur is that the SQL Server virtual server instance may no longer come online. When this problem occurs, the following information may be logged in the application event log:
MSSQLSERVER Error (3) 17052 N/A BOPDEV1 [sqsrvres] checkODBCConnectError: sqlstate = 08001; native error = 11; message = [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.