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How to locate the device name of a machine

This guide explains how to locate the device name of a machine, needed when purchasing Adobe CC device licenses from ISD IT Purchasing

This guide is aimed at...

  • IT Administrators
  • Staff


How to locate the device name on windows

1. Open System Properties by one of the following ways:

  • Windows Logo key + Break key
  • Right click My Computer/This PC > Properties
  • Control panel > System and Security> System

Right Click on My Computer

Fig 1 - Right click My Computer

2. Under Computer name, domain and workgroup settings, the Full computer name is the device name

Full Computer Name


Fig 2 - Full Computer Name Windows

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How to locate the device name on mac

3. Open System Preferences by one of the following ways:

  • Finder > Applications > System Preferences

Finder Window…

Fig 3 - Finder Window

4. Double click Sharing

System Preferences…

Fig 4 - System Preferences

5. The device name is stated after, Computers on your local network can access your computer at:

Full Computer Name Mac…

Fig 5 - Full Computer Name Mac

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