How To: Change the host name on an ArcGIS Server with an operating system (OS) other than Windows


Unlike Windows operating systems, once the ArcGIS Server software is installed, the name of server cannot be changed or the program will not function properly.


When using Linux, AIX, and most other non-Windows operating systems, the host name of server cannot be changed once the ArcGIS server software is installed.

To change the host name of the server, follow the steps below:

  1. Uninstall ArcGIS Server.
  2. Rename the machine.
  3. Reinstall ArcGIS Server.

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