How to change Servername

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 with a red square.

Step 2. Right click on "This PC", as shown below.

Step 3. Choose "Properties" in the bottom of the menu, as shown below.

Step 4. Choose "Change settings" in the right side of the window, as shown below with a red square.

Step 5. Choose "Change" again in the new window, as shown below.

Step 6. 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 DC01, as it is going to be Domain Controller server. After that, click OK followed by a reboot of the server.

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