Computer Name Determination


There a multiple ways to determine the computer name. Below is a description for investigating the computer name when the user is logged in normally and for the case when logging into the system is not possible.


If the user is already logged in:

In Windows 10

The easiest way:

Press the Windows key and the Pause key on the keyboard together. This will bring up the "System Information" window, where the computer name is shown further down.



1. Click on the magnifying glass icon


2. Enter "this PC" in the search field, then right-click on the PC icon that appears and click on "Properties".


3. Under the heading "Computer name" you will now find the name of your device.

In Mac OS

In Ubuntu and Mac OS the easiest way to determine the computer name is using the terminal.

1. In Ubuntu rightclick on the desktop with the mouse and and choose "Open Terminal".

In Mac OS open the Launchpad and click on "Other", then on "Terminal":

2. With the terminal window opened in Ubuntu or Mac OS, type in "hostname" and the computer name will be shown.

Everything before "" is the computer name. Underlined in red in the screenshot.

If logging into the system is not possible, use the following approach:

In Windows 10

1. If an account is preset, click on "Other user

2. Then click on "How do you log on to another domain?

3. A small text appears from which you can read the computer name.


In Ubuntu

In Ubuntu the computer name can be found in the top left corner of the login screen. Everything before "" is the computer name.

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