Mac Pro taking another name
Posted on 2011-03-24
I have the following in my workplace:
Windows SBS 2008 server (SERVER)
Windows Server 2008 (used for backup - SERVER-BACKUP) - joined to SBS2008
Multiple Win 7 Prof Desktops & Laptops - connected to SBS2008 by share only
Mac Pro Desktop (OS 10.6.6) (MY NAME) -also running Parallels (Win 7 - joined to SBS2008)
Here is the issue:
For some reason, when looking at the System Logs, I found that the Mac Pro is taking the name SERVER-BACKUP and not MY NAME. Most of the time this is not a problem, but sometimes Time Machine gets confused and the Mac requires a reboot. The Mac Pro then sees itself as MY MACHINE for a while. The Mac is a brand new machine.
The Apple people do not seem too concerned about this issue, but I am very curious about this and would like to know why it is doing this and how to correct the problem.