Rename computers

You can use the Rename Computers task to rename computers to FQDN format in ESMC. You can use existing server task that came default with your ESMC installation. If a client device name is different from the one reported in the device details, running this task can restore the proper name.

This task automatically renames synchronized computers located in the Lost & found group every hour. To create a new task, click Server Tasks > Rename computers > New.


In this section, you can enter basic information about a task, such as a Name and Description (optional). You can also select from the following task trigger settings:

Run task immediately after finish - Select this option to have the task run automatically after you click Finish.

Configure trigger - Select this option to enable the Trigger section, where you can configure trigger settings.

To set the trigger later, leave this check box deselected.



Group name - Select a Static or Dynamic Group or create a New Static or Dynamic Group for the renamed computers.

Rename based on:

Computer name - Each computer is identified on the local network by its unique computer name

Computer FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) - This starts with hostname and continues with domain names all the way up to top-level domain name.

Resolution of name conflicts will be performed for computers already present in ESMC (computer name must be unique) and those added via synchronization. Checks only apply to the names of computers outside the subtree being synchronized.


The Trigger section contains information about the trigger(s) which would run a task. Each Server Task can have up to one trigger. Each trigger can run only one Server Task. If Configure trigger is not selected in the Basic section, a trigger is not created. A task can be created without trigger. Such a task can be run afterward manually or a trigger can be added later.

Advanced Settings - Throttling

By setting Throttling, you can set advanced rules for the created trigger. Setting throttling is optional.


All configured options are displayed here. Review the settings and click Finish if they are ok. The task is now created and ready to be used.