Rename the computer

Published: May 26, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to rename the computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2 and to rename the two client computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2. While performing this procedure, use the following names for the computers:

 

Computer Role Operating System Computer Name

BranchCache content server

Windows Server 2008 R2

Content-01

BranchCache hosted cache server

Windows Server 2008 R2

Hosted-01

BranchCache client computer

Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows 7 Ultimate

Client-01

BranchCache client computer

Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows 7 Ultimate

Client-02

 

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to perform these procedures.

  1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties. The System dialog box opens.

  2. In Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change settings. The System Properties dialog box opens.

    noteNote
    On computers running Windows 7, before the System Properties dialog box opens, the User Account Control dialog box opens, requesting permission to continue. Click Continue to proceed.

  3. Click Change. The Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box opens.

  4. In Computer Name, type the name for your computer based on the values provided in this topic. For example, if you are configuring your content server, type Content-01.

  5. Click OK twice, click Close, and then click Restart Now to restart the computer.

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