Windows, how do I chang eht hostname

Posted on 2014-09-02
Last Modified: 2014-09-03
In 2008 R2, My name of my computer is:  There is no Domain or Forest on this machine


There is no .com

How do I chang ethe 'field' portion

How do I change the 'DEPT' portion

Question by:Anthony Lucia
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    You can change the field portion by right going to my computer and right clicking on manage and change the name.

    Same thing for changing the DEPT which if you are in a non-doman (workgroup) environment it would just be changing the workgroup you are a part of.

    I assume all this is just testing and for learning purposes  ?

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    by:Anthony Lucia
    I right clock on Manage, and see something that looks like this:

    Server manager
    + Roles
    + Features
    + Diagnostics
    - Configuration
      + task Scheduler
      + Windows Firewall
        WMI Control
      + Local users and groups
    + Storage

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    What path do I take to chage the name and the workgroup ?

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    Assisted Solution

    by:Lee W, MVP
    Go to the System Control Panel
    In the Computer Name, Domain, and workgroup settings section, click "change settings".

    In the System Properties window that opens, click on the Change button on "Computer name" tab.
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    Accepted Solution

    When you click on manage in the top right you should see Change system properties.

    That will do what you need.

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