Apple Remote Desktop: How to remotely set a Bonjour name

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

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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.

You must specify Run this Command as User: root .

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You might use these characters in a Bonjour name:

  • Upper or lower case letters
  • Numbers
  • Hyphens
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