How to change Name on Server 2008 R2

This guide will take you step by step through, how to change the name of a 2008 R2 server, which is a VERY good idea to do BEFORE you start installing any roles or features, because they use the server name and it dosnt change after installation as the server name does.

Step 1. First, click on "Change System Properties".

Step 2. Choose "Change" in the new window, as shown below.

Step 3. Change server name to what ever you like, a good idea would be give the server a name that says something about its function, like DC (Domain Controller), FS (File Sharing) or Exch (Exchange). Below I have named mine DC, as it is going to be Domain Controller server.

Step 4. After that, click OK followed by a reboot of the server as it requires.

Hope it have been usefull and if you have any improvements for this guide, let me know here