Computer Name

What’s my computer’s name?

If you don’t have physical access to confirm your computer’s name but still need to connect to it for remote desktop you can always email Ryan Sleeth with its room number and short description. Otherwise, if you already have physical access to the computer follow this guide.

Windows

  1. Search Start for “Control Panel” and select Control Panel
  2. Navigate in Control Panel to System and Security > System
  3. Make note of “Computer name” and “Full computer name”
  4. If your Computer name is ni-abc87j1-p104 you can connect to either ni-abc87j1-p104.dyn.gsu.edu or ni-abc87j1-p104.dmd.gsuad.gsu.edu after first connecting to the GSU VPN

Optionally, a keyboard shortcut for accessing System is Windows key + pause/break key

Mac

  1. Click the Spotlight “magnifying glass” icon in the top-right side of your Mac’s taskbar
  2. Search in Spotlight for “Terminal” and hit Enter on your keyboard
  3. A command line prompt appears with your system’s name. If your Computer name is ni-abc87j1-p104 you can connect to either ni-abc87j1-p104.dyn.gsu.edu or ni-abc87j1-p104.dmd.gsuad.gsu.edu after first connecting to the GSU VPN

Another way of verifying your computer’s name on Mac is opening System Preferences > Sharing. The name should be at the top but may appear as *.local.