I have just recently installed a standalone instance of SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 64-bit. Everything was working fine, however, as part of joining my computer to the domain, my computer was renamed. Now that the computer has been renamed,
I am no longer able to connect to my locally installed SharePoint instance. I receive an error message stating "Cannot connect to the configuration database."
I found this article on renaming a server for SharePoint Foundation:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288510.aspx. However, it seems like the article is assuming that the rename operation occurred while SharePoint was still running. However, I am running SharePoint Portal Server 2010 and now that
I cannot connect to the configuration database, I cannot make any alterations to the SharePoint instance at all.
In addition, my instance of SQL Server as well as the standalone SharePoint instance was installed prior to the computer rename. What are the steps that are required to address this situation?
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