Changing the 'name' of a Mac Pro

Discussion in 'macOS' started by markymarken4, May 26, 2011.

  1. markymarken4 macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2011

    Our supplier fitted an internal drive upgrade and a RAM upgrade (having not asked them to) and for some reason they booted the new machine too, I'm guessing to test the RAM?

    Anyway they named the Machine 'Admin' which is a bit of a ball ache as I only noticed this about a day into building a Pro Tools install for my client.

    I've changed the log-in to what my client wanted but when I connect to this MP over wireless the 'name' of it is still 'admin' as well as the 'home' page. It looks pretty crap and like i've named it that.

    My questions are;

    1) Can I change this, and;
    2) Is it advisable? Will it cause any damage to the already written directory?

  2. Omniver macrumors member

    May 6, 2011
    Boston, MA
    If you google "change name of Mac" on your first hit you will find what you're looking for.

    E.g. From the first link:

    Changing your Mac name:

    Launch ‘System Preferences’
    Click the ‘Sharing’ icon
    Type in what you want your Mac’s new computer name to be
    Close ‘System Preferences’ – it’s that easy
  3. markymarken4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2011
    Bloody hell, who knew it was that easy!


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