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I want to Rename the server as FAMILY-7JICD3H is really annoying RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All Gurus,

     

    Okay here is my problam, I have a home made WHS server and it runs with no problams :-) the only thing bugging me is the Server name FAMILY-7JICD3H when i go to network places. Please tell me this can be changed. and give simple instructions how it is done.

     

     

    Yours Truly

    David

    Sunday, December 23, 2007 10:30 AM

Answers

  • David,

    Yes, just remote into your server - so you get to it's desktop. Click on the Start and then 'right-click' on the My Computer and select properties. From here, select 'Change' where you can change both the server name and the workgroup naem.

     

    HTH,

     

    Colin 

     

     

    Sunday, December 23, 2007 4:00 PM
  • You can unistall the conector software and reinstall it.

     

    Or you can run "Discovery.exe" from the home server folder in the Programs Files. Chose the "NEW" server during installation.

     

     

    YOUR CONNECTOR SOFTWARE IS STILL POINTING TO A NOW NONEXISTENT "SERVER" BECAUSE YOU CHANGED THE NAME.

     

    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 12:59 PM

All replies

  • David,

    Yes, just remote into your server - so you get to it's desktop. Click on the Start and then 'right-click' on the My Computer and select properties. From here, select 'Change' where you can change both the server name and the workgroup naem.

     

    HTH,

     

    Colin 

     

     

    Sunday, December 23, 2007 4:00 PM
  • Hi Colin,

     

    I have done that and yes the name has now changed, However I can no longer access the console through any of the 4 clients I have at home. I can only accesss the console via the Remote Desktop.

     

    Please Help.

     

     

    Symptoms

     

    Unable to access home console via connector software on all 4 clients

     

     

     

    What still works:-

     

    connector software reports all is fine in system tray

     

    access to shared folders work fine

     

    connector console works via Remote Desktop on Server

     

     

    HELP ME PLEASE OR DO I REBUILD IT ALL

     

     

    P.S I have shut down and restarted both clients and server several times

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 12:32 PM
  • You can unistall the conector software and reinstall it.

     

    Or you can run "Discovery.exe" from the home server folder in the Programs Files. Chose the "NEW" server during installation.

     

     

    YOUR CONNECTOR SOFTWARE IS STILL POINTING TO A NOW NONEXISTENT "SERVER" BECAUSE YOU CHANGED THE NAME.

     

    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 12:59 PM
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    Hi Rouza

     

    That done the Trick, all the clients can now use connector software.

     

    Thanks

    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 9:01 PM