Changing the Display Name of a Client Computer

If you want a client (including a MediaAgent) to have a different name displayed in the software management consoles, such as the CommCell Console, Command Center, and Web Console, you can do so by changing the display name of the client.


  • The display name does not change how the software identifies a client for data operations. If you are moving a client to a different CommCell environment or performing a hardware refresh, then you might need to change the client name, instead. For more information, see Changing the Client Computer Name.
  • For information about changing the display name of the CommServe client, see Changing the Display Name of the CommServe Client.


  1. In the CommCell Browser, open Client Computers, right-click the client you want to use, and then click Properties.
  2. In the Client Computer Properties dialog box, in the General tab under the Client Name section, click Edit display name.
  3. In the Edit Display Name dialog box, change the value in Display Name to the client's new display name.
  4. Click OK.

Last modified: 12/17/2018 5:52:54 PM