Naming Your Device

Applies To: Windows Intune December 2012 Release

If you recently logged in to your computer and received a warning about a duplicate computer name, follow these steps to rename your computer.


You must have administrator rights on the computer.

To rename your computer

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.

    • On a Windows 8 computer:

      1. On the Start screen, select Search and type control panel .

      2. Click Control Panel .

    • On a Windows 7 or earlier computer:

      1. Click Start .

      2. Type control panel , and press Enter.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In Category view, click System and Security , and then click See the name of this computer .

    • In Classic view, click System .

  3. In Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings , click Change settings .

  4. Click Change .

  5. In Computer name: , type a different name for your computer.

  6. Click OK , and then click Close .