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Network Computer Description?

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  • I am the guinea pig at my office.  I got the new computer with Windows 7.  Our company is exclusively Windows XP Pro on a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain.  In the network browser of XP you can read the "computer description" from the workstations.  We use this to put the employee's name in so that you can place the face with the workstation when scanning the network.  In Windows 7 I have not been able to figure out how to read the "computer description" from the workstations in the network browser.  When selecting the "detail" view, there are many columns to choose from, but none are for the "computer description".  Is it possible to read the "computer descriptions", and if so, how do I access that feature?
    Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:33 PM

Answers

  •  

    Hi,

     

    Based on my research, I would like to answer you that the Computer Description is not available in Windows Vista and Windows 7. This behavior is by design.

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Tuesday, April 06, 2010 2:28 AM
    Monday, March 29, 2010 6:08 AM

All replies

  •  

    Hi,

     

    Based on my research, I would like to answer you that the Computer Description is not available in Windows Vista and Windows 7. This behavior is by design.

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Tuesday, April 06, 2010 2:28 AM
    Monday, March 29, 2010 6:08 AM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    Based on my research, I would like to answer you that the Computer Description is not available in Windows Vista and Windows 7. This behavior is by design.

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

    Monday, March 29, 2010 6:08 AM
  • Workaround: make a folder somewhere and rename it to “Network.{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}” (without quotes).

    This folder now shows the contents of the current domain WITH COMMENTS.

    • Proposed as answer by hellwarrior Monday, October 17, 2011 9:00 AM
    Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:08 PM
  • Workaround: make a folder somewhere and rename it to “Network.{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}” (without quotes).

    This folder now shows the contents of the current domain WITH COMMENTS.


    Nice!
    Monday, October 17, 2011 9:00 AM
  • Workaround: make a folder somewhere and rename it to “Network.{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}” (without quotes).

    This folder now shows the contents of the current domain WITH COMMENTS.

    Thanks a million. :)

    Could a mod please mark this as the REAL ANSWER.

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1:01 PM
  • thank you
    Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:25 AM
  • Thank you!!! This works!!! Please change the correct answer!!!
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 5:32 PM
  • That was it! Thanks! Still have one Win 7 mach does not show me comp desc only name.
    Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:06 PM
  • Ooops, never mind it just found it. Thanks again.
    Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:08 PM