Learn how to change your hostname on Windows Server 2012
In this tutorial, you will learn how to change your hostname on Windows Server 2012.
- VPS or Dedicated Server with Windows Server 2012 installed.
- You have to be logged in as an administrator.
Step 1: Log in to Windows Server 2012 with RDP
Connect to your server with the login credentials that you can find in your client area.
Step 2: Changing the hostname
In the down left corner click on the Windows logo.
This PC and click on it with your right mouse button. Then click
Now go to
Computer name and click on
Change that you can find next to
To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup, click Change.
Now type in the name you want to change it to. When you are finished click
To apply the changes you have to restart your computer. Click
OK and restart your computer.
Congratulations, you hav now learned how to change the hostname on Windows Server 2012.