Windows 10, I get a default computer name of the form DESKTOP-N1M453R.
Until recently, this has been fine, since I only had one computer with a name like this, so it was easy to identify at a glance.
Now, I have 3 Windows 10 machines on my network, all with names similar to DESKTOP-N1M453R. I'm bad at memorizing those strings, so I'd like to rename them.
I right click on "This PC", then click "Properties". I click "Change settings" in the "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" area. I click "Change" next to "To rename this computer..." I enter a new name and click "OK".
I get an error message
"A general network error occurred."
Googling for this situation didn't lead to anything promising. Any ideas why I'm getting this error message and how I can workaround it?