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Virtual and Actual names of VM machines?


This is Windows10, Office 365, Windows 2016 server dan Windows 2019 environment.
There is a host or physical server named “BOBAHV02”. I Saw that there are 7 vm (virtual machine) at BOBAHV02; one of the virtual machine named “BOBAWEB2”
When I RDP (Remote Desktop ) to BOBAWEB2, there is a message “RDP can not find the computer “BOBAWEB2”
But When I RDP to “WEB2”, I Can login to it. When I checked the HOST of “WEB2”, It is BOBAHV02
Host -->  BOBAHV02
Hyper- v Manager > I can see 7 virtual machines (including BOBAWEB2)
When RDP > I can not find the computer “BOBAWEB2”
But when RDP to virtual machine “WEB2” > I can login > When I check the HOST of WEB2, it is BOBAHV02
 It seems the virtual machine “BOBAWEB2” was replaced by “virtual machine “WEB2”.
1) Why I can not see the virtual machine “WEB2” at the Hyper-v Manager of BOBAHV02?
2) It seems there is VIRTUAL name and ACTUAL name here; is it TRUE? If yes, how you make or create this name? Where and how do you make this "name changing"?(If possible, some steps please).
VirtualizationWindows Server 2016Windows Server 2019Windows 10Azure

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Philip Elder

8/22/2022 - Mon
Scott Silva

The name of the virtual server doesn't always equal the SMB name given to the host...
You can call a virtual machine anything you want, then when you start it up you log in and give it any name you want...
The two names are not related in any way unless the creator does it that way.

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as others noted, labels and labels.

Are there different people that have these responsibilities?
One has the host inventory, allocation
And someone else handles the is install, system setup?
Philip Elder

Open Hyper-V Manager and find BOBWEB2, right click on it, and click Connect in the options.

Log on.

Click start type CMD and hit enter on the command line result.

It will respond with the name the OS has for the VM.

Note the name in the top left corner of the console belongs to the Hyper-V Name (Label) for the VM.

The two can be different. We name our VM the same as the hostname given to the guest OS.
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