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    Names for computers...

    Not sure if this has been discussed before but what is the best name or description of a computer you have heard...

    Bumble the legendary Lancashire Oracle has just said

    "The email machine's gone into meltdown, whats it called, the computer"

    Classic

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    I name them based on location. For example

    Room01-PC12
    Room01-MAC12

    Laptops are named 1 - what ever for example

    LTOP-01
    LTOP-02

    Thinclient are like PC's

    Room01-TC01

    etc

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    Ours are all named as their serial number using MySysPrep. So for the Dell's its the service tag, and our Panasonic toughbooks its their serial number.

    Works for us, we used to use asset tag but people could not even get that right so by automating it they cannot go wrong.

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    Ours are named via room and 01 for teachers machines - if they are connected to a whiteboard they are room-iwb then all student machines are room-02 onwards

    For slt and some admin staff computers are called room-staffcode

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    My computers have really boring names but my new wireless network is called Gallifrey

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    I now have following naming convention which is good at making your brain work!

    Desktops etc: <2 char ISO cc><3 char city>1 char type><4 dig number> Example: UKWORD0001
    Servers: <2 char ISO cc><2 char city><NOS><Function><2 dig number> Example: UKWORMSMAIL01

    ISO = Example: UK (United Kingdom)
    City = Example: WOR (Worcestor)
    NOS: Network Operating System Example: MS (Microsoft)
    1 Char Type: D - Desktop N - Notebook etc.

    Makes things rather interesting.. and that is just the desktops! AD Structure etc. gets even more fun! hehe

    James.
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    <dept><room><pc#>

    IT0101, IT0102..
    IT2101, IT2102..
    DT4801, DT4802..

    ..etc. Can't be doing with long names or even putting the word "Room" before the room name, as it just takes longer to type! Our system we can identify very quickly the computer and it's location and usually no more than 6 characters.

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    Er, guys - I don't think that was what the OP was asking

    I think he's asking what is the best user description of a computer/server you've heard

    For instance we've a salesman who insists anything that isn't his desktop is 'the internet' - ie: " I can't reach my user area, is the internet down?"

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    workstations are named ws-(room number)-(machine number)

    although the best name fore a machine was 'elvis' for the service department laptop which sent a message to the entire service department when the network cable was unplugged informing us that'elvis had left the building'

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    Ugh. The number of people who insist on calling their PC "the cpu" or "the hard drive" here, it does get confusing when they say that their hard drive won't turn on. Just call it a PC!

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    My modem won't work....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Er, guys - I don't think that was what the OP was asking

    I think he's asking what is the best user description of a computer/server you've heard

    For instance we've a salesman who insists anything that isn't his desktop is 'the internet' - ie: " I can't reach my user area, is the internet down?"
    Ah someone is on the ball

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    The worst one I've had was someone thinking their monitor was 'the computer' and 'shutting down' was turning off the monitor!

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    I once setup a network in a primary school which had a pc stripped and nailed to the wall as many seem to have... I cringed when the overall computer was labelled "The Harddrive"

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    ok... so i didn't quite read the original post... my bad.

    However.

    The finance lady at the place i worked when i came out of uni used to her machine as a scientific calculator and the telnet window into the unix box that ran the enterprise management software as 'my programs'.

    Each screen had a unique ID in the top corner and she knew that, but as the other IT guy had been there since year dot and knew off the top of his head what screen ID everyone used she just used to call up an demand access to 'her programs' and asking what screen id she was refferring to was a futile excercise.

    Eventually, for the sake of my sanity we made a list of screen id's by depertment.

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