InitialSetup (Windows Configuration Designer reference)

Use to set the name of the Windows mobile device.

Applies to

Setting Desktop editions Mobile editions Surface Hub HoloLens IoT Core
DeviceName X

In DeviceName, enter a name for the device. If DeviceName is set to an asterisk (*) or is an empty string, a random device name will be generated.

DeviceName is a string with a maximum length of 15 bytes of content:

  • DeviceName can use ASCII characters (1 byte each) and/or multi-byte characters such as Kanji, so long as you do not exceed 15 bytes of content.
  • DeviceName cannot use spaces or any of the following characters: { | } ~ [ \ ] ^ ' : ; < = > ? @ ! " # $ % ` ( ) + / . , * &, or contain any spaces.
  • DeviceName cannot use some non-standard characters, such as emoji.