SetIScsiInitiatorNodeNameW function (iscsidsc.h)

The SetIscsiInitiatorNodeName function establishes an initiator node name for the computer. This name is utilized by any initiator nodes on the computer that are communicating with other nodes.


  PWSTR InitiatorNodeName



The initiator node name. If this parameter is null, initiators use a default initiator node name based upon the computer name.

Return value

Returns ERROR_SUCCESS if the operation succeeds. Otherwise, it returns the appropriate Win32 or iSCSI error code.


The SetIscsiInitiatorNodeName routine does not verify that the format of the name in InitiatorNodeName is correct.

Some hardware initiator drivers can respond immediately to a change of the node name, while others must be restarted to finalize the change to the node name.


The iscsidsc.h header defines SetIScsiInitiatorNodeName as an alias which automatically selects the ANSI or Unicode version of this function based on the definition of the UNICODE preprocessor constant. Mixing usage of the encoding-neutral alias with code that not encoding-neutral can lead to mismatches that result in compilation or runtime errors. For more information, see Conventions for Function Prototypes.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header iscsidsc.h
Library Iscsidsc.lib
DLL Iscsidsc.dll