How to rename Windows Server 2012 R2 (GUI & Command Prompt)

How to rename Windows Server 2012 R2

In this post, we’ll learn the steps to rename Windows Server 2012 R2. When we install Windows Server 2012, it assigns alpha-numeric name. To ensure proper name is assign,  we need to rename computer. In this post, we’ll learn the steps to rename computer from GUI (Graphical User Interface) and from Command Prompt. We’ll rename a Windows Server 2012 R2 to DC01. Normally in Organizations we follow proper naming conventions.

Rename Windows Server 2012 R2 from GUI

1. To rename computer, right click on Start button and then click on System.

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