Change computer name on client computer backed up to WHS V1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a windows 7 ultimate computer connected to a WHS V1 server. Is it possible to change the computer name on windows 7 PC and still have it keep it's backups etc?
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:40 PM


All replies

  • I don't believe changing the Computer name affects WHS1 (although I could be wrong) - it has been a while since I used it. If it does, you can just Archive the previous backups after switching off automatic backup.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:44 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ni3mand Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:51 PM
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:26 PM
  • I changed the name and all went well. I watched in WHS console as name changed after restart of client PC. All backups there.
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:50 PM