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)
1. Click on 'Apple'
2. Click on 'System Preferences'.

3. Click on 'Sharing'.

4. The Computer Name will be listed at the top of this application.

If you do not have access to the System Preferences Application, the Computer Name may also be found in About This Mac. These instructions apply to both Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks and Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite. 
1. Click on Apple

2. Click on 'About This Mac'. 

3. If in Mavericks or Below, click on 'More Info...' If in Yosemite, proceed to step 4.

4. Click on 'System Report'.

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

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Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2015-02-02 11:33 CDTUpdated:2016-02-15 16:37 CDT
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