How To Change Computer Name in Windows Server 2012
 




How To Change Computer Name in Windows Server 2012


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April 21, 2013
Last Updated : April 21, 2013
     
Introduction

You set a unique name for each computer in your Network. Its most likely that the first thing you will do after a new computer installation is to rename its default computer name. In this article, I will show you how to change computer name using Windows Server 2012 Server Manager or Charm Bar.




To change the computer name using Server Manager

  1. From the Start Screen, click on Server Manager


  2. Server Manager will open, click on Local Server


  3. Click on the the current computer name


  4. System Properties will open. Click on Change


  5. Type the new computer name and click on OK

      

  6. A dialog box will pop up informing you to restart your machine so that changes take effect. Click OK and then Click on Close




  7. Click Restart Now



  8. After the machine reboot, logon again and check the computer name inside Local Server



 

Another method to change the computer name is using the charm bar to open Server info.

  1. Using your keyboard, click on both keys together : Window+i , then Click on Server info


  2. The System window will open. Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings section, click on the Change settings option


  3. System Properties will open. Click on Change


  4. Type the new computer name and click on OK

      

  5. A dialog box will pop up informing you to restart your machine so that changes take effect. Click OK and then Click on Close




  6. Click Restart Now




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