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Apple Remote Desktop: How to remotely set a Bonjour name

Symptoms

In Apple Remote Desktop 2 or later, changing a remote computer's Computer Name via the Manage menu's Rename Computers command does not change the remote computer's Bonjour name.

Resolution

To set the Bonjour name, choose Send Unix Command... from the Manage menu. Using the Template menu in the resulting window, choose System Setup > Bonjour Name. This will load a template with the following command:

 

systemsetup -setlocalsubnetname name

Replace name with the desired Bonjour name. The ".local" name extension is automatically appended to the Bonjour name you choose.

Note: You must specify Run this Command as User: root .

Additional Information

You may use these characters in a Bonjour name:

  • Upper or lower case letters
  • Numbers
  • Hyphens
Last Modified: Aug 20, 2012
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