Friday, 21 August 2015

How To Change NetBIOS Name of A Computer

So yes... After 4 months without new contents, so I started with this. It looks easier to do (well, it is), but before you do that, you may want to read this to understand the difference between hostname and netBIOS, then starts to explore on when to use them, their limitations etc etc. I won't discuss here (or maybe not today). So let's back to the topic.

 Description :
Changing NetBIOS Name of A Computer.

ComputerName :


How To Do :

  1.  Go to Start > Run, and type REGEDIT
  2.  Browse to Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > ComputerName > ComputerName

  3. At the right side, double click at ComputerName string, and put correct Value data. Press OK.
  4.  Then you will get this
  5. Reboot your computer / VM.
  6. Once it is up, double check your netBIOS name. New name shall be reflected
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    1. Thanks for this - just saved me a load of trouble.

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