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How to Change Hostname on Windows Server?

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Let us see how to change the hostname on Windows Server.


  • Windows Server installed on a VPS or Dedicated Server.
  • You must be logged in as an administrator to use this feature.

Steps to change the hostname on Windows Server:

1] Log in to the Windows Server via RDP. Use the login credentials to connect to your server.

Reference: How to Connect to a Windows Server (RDP)

2] Search for This PC using the search icon in the lower-left corner. Then, right-click the mouse button and select Properties.

3] Click on Change settings that is next to the Computer name.

4] Select the Change button next to To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup, click Change.

5] Now, add the name you want in the Computer name text box you want and click OK.

6] You must restart your computer for the changes to get reflected. Restart your computer after clicking OK.

And you are done changing the hostname on the Windows Server!

Prajakta Marathe
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