Finding the computer name on a University Owned Mac.

This document explains how to find the computer name on a University owned Macintosh Computer.

If your Mac does not boot, you can instead provide your IT support staff with the serial number of your Mac.

Instructions to find your serial number can be found here:

Method 1 - University Owned & Imaged Macs 

At the login screen, click the Clock in the upper-right hand corner.

Additional information will be displayed to the left of the clock. Clicking will cycle through the OSX version number, IP address, and computer name.

Click until you reach the name (which will be predominately letters). An example is below:

Computer name

Method 2 - All Macs (where Method 1 is not available)

The Computer Name may also be found in About This Mac. These instructions apply to both Mac OSX 10.9 and macOS 10.10 and above. 
1. Click on the Apple menu, hold the Option key and select System Information...

Image displaying open Apple Menu with the Option key held to access the System Information window

2. The computer name will be at the bottom of the System Report screen, next to a miniature icon of the computer being used. The computer name is on a light-blue background at the bottom of the window.

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Created:2015-02-02 10:33 CSTUpdated:2020-12-16 10:41 CST
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