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Published on 04.10.07 by Brent Trahan

Change the Workgroup Name

Change your computers workgroup name in Windows Vista.


Computers that are networked in small networks are put into workgroups. Think of a workgroup as a way to categorize a set of computers like finance, and shipping.

This guide shows you how to change the workgroup of your Windows Vista computer.

  1. Open the Control Panel, open System, and then click Advanced System Settings in the left column.
  2. Click the Computer Name tab in the System Properties window and then click Change.
  3. By default your computer is set to the workgroup named workgroup. Simply erase workgroup and name your workgroup whatever you like.


  4. Click OK. You’ll have to restart your computer now.

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  1. Sharon says:

    I changed it to MsHome and rebooted computer, and it came up with a huge “ERROR” message on the screen.
    Now it will not boot up Windows

  2. germol says:

    How could i change the workgoup name auto by “Easy Network Manager” program from samsung on Vista.
    Or What program/action will do this automatic, when i move to a another network enviroment?
    The IP setings are changed fine by ENM.

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