How to change the hostname on Windows Server 2019

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Change your hostname on Windows Server 2019

In this tutorial, we’re going to explain how to change the hostname on Windows Server 2019.


  • VPS or Dedicated Server with Windows Server 2019 installed.
  • You have to be logged in as an administrator.

Step 1: Log in with RDP into Windows Server 2019

Connect to your server with the login credentials which you can find in your client area.

Step 2: Changing the hostname

Click on the magnifier in the down left corner and search for This PC. Then using your right mouse click, click on Properties.

Windows Server 2019 Properties

Next to Computer name click on Change settings.

This PC Change settings

Click on the Change button next to To rename the computer or change its domain or workgroup, click Change.

System properties change

Now insert the Computer name you want to change it to and click OK.

Change computer name

To apply the changes you have to restart your computer. Click on OKand restart your computer.

Restart PC to apply changes


Congratulations, you have learned how to change the hostname on a Windows Server 2019.


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