Computer Name

Start the Server Manager via the Start screen or by clicking the icon in the pinned items of the task bar. In the left panel navigate to Local Server, then click the current computer name in the PROPERTIES section. Next, click Change and edit the value in the Computer name field. Click OK and when notified that you have to restart the computer to apply the change of name click OK again and restart your computer.

Change computer name


Continue to change the computers owner information…

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3 Responses

  1. Hallöchen,

    Ich will mich mit diesem Kommentar für deinen spannenden Artikel!
    Ich habe jenen mit sehr großem Interesse studiert
    und konnte wirklich neue Erkentnisse daraus gewinnen. Ist ohnehin ein sehr spannendes Thema,
    zu dem ich mit Freude noch mehr lesen würde.
    Hast du vor weitere Beiträge zu diesem Thema zu
    erarbeiten? Mit schönen Grüßen aus Dorsten / Thilo

  2. Christian says:

    You should think about creating a Test Lab Guide out of these instructions. Microsoft offers a TLG Content Creation Kit for this. You can find it here:

    Also, I’d introduce PowerShell scripts as an alternative to the manual configuration. This way, people can simply copy and paste stuff.

    Renaming the computer for instance is just a matter of executing the following lines in a PowerShell console:
    Rename-Computer DC1


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