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Windows, how do I chang eht hostname

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

Anthony Lucia
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  ?
Anthony LuciaAuthor Commented:
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

Open in new window

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

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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.
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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