A computer name is normally valued for the purposes of identifying who uses the computer or where it’s located. One may use the name Laptop to differentiate between another on a network called Desktop. Similarly, if an entire family or company is on the same network, using their name or department is a common practice.
We’ll look at two ways to change the computer name of a local computer and also how to make a change remotely, within a local network, for if you’re a system admin with the desire to change a computer name short of having to gain physical access.
Changing computer names is essential if you have two of identical names on a network. Otherwise, it’s simply an easy way to identify the user or location (like Upstairs-PC or Laptop). Use the above methods when you want to do it. If you know of easier methods, the comments section awaits your insights.