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How do I change the names of computers in the online dashboard?

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I want the names in the online dashboard to be more descriptive than just the current laptop1 or desktop-7KBZRPQ.

How do I change the names on devices in the online dashboard?

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Ripper, all the names shown in the Dashboard are taken from the assigned names of your computers, so there is no option to change these in the Dashboard options.

You would need to make any changes on the actual computer(s) using the options provided by Windows via the System Properties panel.

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Hello Ripper,

As Steve correctly pointed out, the names can only be changed directly in the system properties. I've registered your request in our internal system (ID fore reference TI-130958), so that the product management can take it into account when planning enhancements for the dashboard.

Thank you! 

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Steve, thank you for your help.

I used Windows System Properties to change the "names" on all computers to be more descriptive.  I mean how would you like to be called desktop-7KBZRPQ?

The names now mean something on the Dashboard.

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Glad to hear the suggestion helped, thank you for the feedback.

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I would like to make a suggestion/feature request. For each device on the dashboard, allow the user to add a nickname for the device or create a small notes sections. This does not sound very difficult to implement.

Thank you Acronis for a very good product!

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Samuel Tong wrote:

I would like to make a suggestion/feature request. For each device on the dashboard, allow the user to add a nickname for the device or create a small notes sections. This does not sound very difficult to implement.

Thank you Acronis for a very good product!

Thank you, Samuel! Added your feedback to the existing change request