HOW TO: Type a Comment in the Description Box of a Windows 2000-Based Computer's Network Identification Properties

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You can type a comment in the Description box of the Network Identification properties of a Windows 2000-based computer. The comment helps to further identify the computer on the network.

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Typing a Comment in the Description Box of a Windows 2000-based Computer

  1. Start the Computer Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.
  2. Right-click Computer Management (Local), and then click Properties (there may be a slight delay while system information is being polled).
  3. On the Network Identification tab, type the comment you want in the Description box, and then click OK.
NOTE: The changes do not take effect until you restart the target computer. After you restart the computer, the comment is visible when the computer is browsed from the network.

Domain administrators can also add comments to remote systems that are members of the same domain by right-clicking Computer Management (Local), clicking Connect to another computer, and then typing the name of the remote system or selecting the remote system from the list.

In addition, domain administrators can also change the target computer's comment field from the command line using the following command:
net config server [/srvcomment:"text"]

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For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
231312 Computer Name Missing in the Browsing List When Server Comment More Than 48 Characters

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Article ID: 243166 - Last Review: 10/22/2013 01:15:44 - Revision: 3.1

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
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