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    How to change default Workgroup name in WHS 2011

    I would like to know how I can change the workgroup name, have tried different workarounds but to no avail...When I go to "Change Settings" the change button is greyed out and I can't do anything...Any help here will be greatly appreciated...

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    Are you using an account that has permissions to do this?

    Is the procedure different than on Server 2008 R2? Can you post a picture?

    Joe

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    In WHS 2011, there is no way to change the Workgroup Name after installation - It's using a WS2008 "Server Role" that would stop functioning if the name were changed. There is a method to change it during the installation:
    When the setup gets to the part where you are asked to name it, simply hit SHIFT-F10, you'll get a command prompt.
    Type "control system" and press enter
    Use the system control panel that pops up to change the workgroup name but leave the server name and everything else alone.
    close the window, don't reboot the system. Continue with the setup, and once it's all going you'll have that workgroup name and the certificates in certificate services will be named properly too so you don't have to re-build that junk after the fact, which is possible as well but a real PITA.

    Good Luck
    JohnBrown
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    You can change it,

    here is a guide with a video

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