Changing the name (hostname) or the IP address of a server is generally considered a high impact task and should be treated with some care (much more so than changing the IP of a workstation). Clients/workstations software (e.g. the PaperCut User Client) locate and communicate with the server by using a hostname and/or IP address stored in a configuration file. For correct operation, any hostname/IP address change should also be propagated to the following files:
- The impact renaming the server may have on shared printers, or shared file paths.
- The URLs used to access the PaperCut server for remote administration may need to change - inform other administrators.
- Always take time to test the system in full after making the changes. You may find the PaperCut Post Upgrade Test Plan useful.