Network tips

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by iancumihai, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. iancumihai

    iancumihai Guest

    Does anybody knows how what should I do
    (if it can be done) so that when I browse
    my network the computer names should
    appair first, instead of their description
    (when showing the entire list of computers)

    Please answer if you know!

    thank you
  2. dotbatman

    dotbatman Guest

    right click, rename it

    that's all you need to do. i tried it and it stuck even when i restarted. i am assuming you are referring to using windows explorer...
  3. iancumihai

    iancumihai Guest

    computer names again

    I need help in some explorer options.
    When browsing the local network
    wiht explorer the computer description are showed first
    like this :
    hound dog (lexy)

    where houng dog is the computer description
    and lexy is the computer name

    What I want is that the computer name should be first showed

    like this:
    lexy (hound dog)

    if you know how please tell me!

  4. dotbatman

    dotbatman Guest

    errr, read it again

    That's what I just told you how to do. In explorer, select the folder called, as you described it, "hound dog (lexy)" and right click on it. Select "rename", and then change it to what you want, as in your example, "lexy (hound dog)".

    Unless you are using a different Windows Explorer than me, that's all you need to do.
  5. iancumihai

    iancumihai Guest


    That's not what I've asked.

    It's imposible to rename a computer, it is not a folder,

    it's something that is showed in explorer when you

    browse a network (not your local harddisks), it is not a

    resource that can be modofied, so...

    It's about the way explorer display first the description,

    then the name.
  6. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

    Hells teeth !!!

    How many computers are on this network ?
  7. iancumihai

    iancumihai Guest

    this many : )

    Almost 400.

    Do you Know the answer to my question?

    It's realy hard to find somebody when searching by name

    because of the description (in front of name)

  8. dotbatman

    dotbatman Guest


    sorry, i was thinking of Sharename/Computername, which of course you can rename in Explorer. In terms of description (computername), that's a tough one. I will look into it...

    sorry for the misunderstanding!
  9. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

    No I Don't, I had a good poke around the registry, found where it inserts the computer name, but nothing for the description