My home computer is currently in my home's workgroup, and I don't have any domain controller in my home network. I would like to have my computer's hostname look like
mycomputer.mydomain.com, but Windows 7 doesn't allow dot in the computer name, and since I don't have a domain controller, so I can't choose that this computer is in a domain. Is there any way to have my computer name look like a full qualified name?
Update: the reason I try to modify my computer name is I need to try a software that the license requires the running computer is in a particular domain. Because my home computer is just in a workgroup, the FQDN doesn't contain the domain name. I figured that if I could find a way to modify the computer name to contain the domain name, I can bypass the license check. It seems to me the only option is to set up a domain controller with the need domain name, and have the computer join the domain.