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    Network Description

    I want to set a network description for an NT machine so that when people look it up on the network they can see a description of the machine. Win9x has both a computer name and a description and you can see both over the network. Does NT have such a facility and if so how do I edit the description?

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    Re: Network Description

    Well it's not often you get to answer your own question but just in case someone else comes across this problem:

    Use the "net config" command either from a Dos Prompt or within a batch or script file as follows:

    net config server /srvcomment:"text"
    eg
    net config server /srvcomment:"John Doe's Computer PIII 850 128MB"

    NB: Just in case it is hard to read, there is a colon [:] just after the word srvcomment.

    Credit to my good friend Blair who found the answer.

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    Re: Network Description

    Bring up the Server control panel, and put your description in the "Description" field.

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    Re: Network Description

    Where were you when I needed you????? <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

    Thanks, that is much easier and just what I was looking for.

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