ansible.windows.win_hostname – Manages local Windows computer name

Note

This plugin is part of the ansible.windows collection.

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)