Changing System Settings


 

Change the server name

Server names can be 1-15 characters long. The name can contain a period, but not as the first character. All characters are allowed except \/:*?”<>|.

  1. Go to Control Panel > System and Security.
  2. Select System and choose See the name for this computer.
  3. Click Change settings.
  4. Click Change, enter the new name, and click OK.
  5. Restart the computer for the new name to take effect.

Update Windows

You can control how Windows applies system updates.

  1. Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update.
  2. Select Turn on automatic updates.
  3. Click Change settings.
  4. Under Important updates, select the update setting.
    Seagate recommends that you select Download updates but let me choose whether to install them.
    If you do not control when the updates are installed, the WSS might reboot at an inopportune moment..
  5. To use the same setting for less important updates, select Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates.
  6. Click OK.

Shut down and restart

  1. Move your mouse to the lower right corner of the Window Server 2012 desktop.
  2. Click on the settings icon.
  3. In the pane, click the Power icon, and then select either Shut down or Restart.