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Knowing Hostnames and Renaming Windows 8 Computer

Knowing Hostnames and Renaming Windows 8 Computer
What Is a Hostname? In all post-Windows 98 computers, a hostname is the name of the computer that administrators specify either during the installation of the operating system, or after the installation has completed successfully. Although Windows 98 computers also had computer names, they were called NetBIOS names instead of hostnames. NetBIOS names can only contain 15 characters, whereas hostnames can have up to 63 characters. When a name is specified...
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Preparing Windows Server 2008 R2 for AD DS Installation

Preparing Windows Server 2008 R2 for AD DS Installation
About Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Installation When Windows Server 2008 R2 is installed, initially it works as a normal client operating system and does not provide any server specific services to other computers in the network. Moreover, right after the installation, Windows Server 2008 R2 can be added to the network only as a workgroup client with no additional features installed. In such cases, administrators cannot...
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