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Windows 7: Changing host name. Need to use non standard format (include "." mark)


31 Jul 2012   #1

64 bit windows 7
 
 
Changing host name. Need to use non standard format (include "." mark)

Hi,

I need to change the host name of my pc to include "."
(the desired host name is "Something-Or-Other.engad.foe.auckland.ac.nz")
However when trying to change my host id I get the following error

"the new computer name entered is not properly formatted. Standard names may contain letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), and hyphens (-), but no spaces or period (.). The name may not consist entirely of digits."

Background: The university where I study is looking to purchase a software licence for my use. The application uses the host name for the licence. As I am on leave at the moment I would like to change the host name of my laptop so that I can run the application while at home.

My desktop at the University runs windows 7 and according to the IT department has the host name "Something-Or-Other.engad.foe.auckland.ac.nz".
I gather therefore that it must be possible to change the host name of my laptop to include "."s!!?? Any help would be much appreciated!



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