As your organization welcomes a new employee, ensuring a smooth onboarding process is crucial for productivity and security.
For the scenario of onboarding a new employee with an existing company device and protection, simply ask them to change their laptop names to their respective names when they are handed over the company device.
The system will auto-update the laptop names accordingly.
How to change the device name for MacoS?
Changing the device name on macOS is a straightforward process. Here's how you can do it:
Step 1 - Click on the Apple Logo:
In the top-left corner of your screen, click on the Apple logo.
Step 2 - Access System Preferences
From the drop-down menu, select "System Preferences."
Step 3 - Open Sharing Preferences:
In the System Preferences window, find and click on the "Sharing" icon.
Step 4 - Change Computer Name:
In the Sharing preferences, you'll see a field labeled "Computer Name" at the top. This is your device's current name. Click on it to edit.
Step 5 - Enter New Name
Type the new name you want for your Mac.
Step 6 - Close Preferences
Once you've entered the new name, close the Sharing preferences.
Step 7 - Restart Your Mac
It's a good idea to restart your Mac to apply the changes.
How to change the device name for WindowsOs?
Changing the device name on Windows OS involves a few steps. Here's how you can do it:
Step 1 - Open System Properties
Right-click on the "This PC" or "Computer" icon on your desktop or in File Explorer.
Select "Properties" from the context menu.
Step 2 - Access Computer Name Settings
In the System Properties window, click on the "Advanced system settings" link on the left sidebar.
Step 3 - Open Computer Name Tab
In the System Properties window, navigate to the "Computer Name" tab.
Step 4 - Click on "Change"
In the Computer Name tab, click the "Change" button.
Step 5 - Enter New Computer Name
In the Computer Name/Domain Changes window, you'll see your current computer name. Enter the new name in the "Computer name" field.
Step 6 - Click "OK"
Click the "OK" button to apply the changes.
Step 7 - Restart Your Computer
You will be prompted to restart your computer to apply the new computer name. Save any open work and restart your computer.
After the restart, your Windows computer should have the new device name. Keep in mind that changing the computer name may affect its identification on a network, so make sure the new name is suitable for your network environment.