How to change Name on Server 2012

This guide will take you step by step through, how to change the name of a 2012 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, open file explorer, as shown below.

Step 2. Right click on "This PC" and then choose "Properties", as shown below.

Step 3. Choose "Change settings" in the right side of the window, as shown below.

Step 4. Choose "Change" again in the new window, as shown below.

Step 5. Now change the servername in the field below "Computername" and hit "OK" - Note: this requires a restart of the server.

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