Client Sort order when browsing the network

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dbray, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. dbray

    dbray Guest

    We've just recevied a Toshiba notebook running XP pro.

    When browsig the network (NT Domain), the clients are either sorted by COMMENT, or the name of the logged on user.
    If the username is is unknown, then it "falls back" and uses the comment to sort on.
    The CLIENT name is shown in parenthesis, but that doesn't help much...

    The sort options on the menu are NAME and COMMENT.

    One would have assumed that NAME would mean the CLIENT name, as used in the NT, and 9X OS's, rather than USERNAME, but that doesn't appear to be the case with this XP machine.

    Is this behavior unique to my installation or is there something that I"m missing?

    How can I sort this browse list by the familiar CLIENT name ???

    Thanks !!
  2. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    You should show four sort options: 1) Name, which apparently from your description pulls the username. 2) Comment, which is independent of usernames, etc, but useless if not used widely. 3) Computer, I think this is what you're looking for, just a guess. 4) Network Location, not sure how this would change the appearance as I'm on a Novell network at work, but give it a shot =)
  3. dbray

    dbray Guest

    I've only got 2 options to sort on when I go to VIEW - ARRANGE ICONS BY...

    Name and Comment are my choices.

    When I choose VIEW - CHOOSE DETAILS....
    I also only have NAME and COMMENT to choose from in that dialog.

    This makes no sense..... ???

  4. dietrichnp1

    dietrichnp1 Guest

    I totally know what you are talking about. I have the same problem. I can not find the solution any where. Everything is listed by the comment. It does not matter what view. Someone please help us.
  5. sevyn

    sevyn Guest


    I work in IT and I dont have a solution. This does not make it easy to find a machine on the network. Soome say that I should go around and just change the comments. HAHAHA like I have time. What the hell was MS thinking ?