7.3 Computer Name Considerations


If the computer is used in an organization that assigns host names, it is a good idea to change the computer name to the host name. This is more of a best practice than a security measure. If the host name and the computer name are the same, computer support may be able to track problems down more easily.

With mobile devices using DHCP IP tracking has serious drawbacks, hostname or computer name tracking makes much more sense for those organizations that can implement it. If the computer is using different names for the 'Computer Name' DNS and Directory environments it can be difficult to manage Macs in an Enterprise asset inventory.

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