ansible.windows.win_hostname – Manages local Windows computer name

Note

This plugin is part of the ansible.windows collection (version 1.9.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install ansible.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: ansible.windows.win_hostname.

Synopsis

  • Manages local Windows computer name.

  • A reboot is required for the computer name to take effect.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
name
string / required
The hostname to set for the computer.

See Also

See also

ansible.windows.win_dns_client

The official documentation on the ansible.windows.win_dns_client module.

Examples

- name: Change the hostname to sample-hostname
  ansible.windows.win_hostname:
    name: sample-hostname
  register: res

- name: Reboot
  ansible.windows.win_reboot:
  when: res.reboot_required

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
old_name
string
always
The original hostname that was set before it was changed.

Sample:
old_hostname
reboot_required
boolean
always
Whether a reboot is required to complete the hostname change.

Sample:
True


Authors

  • Ripon Banik (@riponbanik)