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    XP machine description

    just how important is the description on a xp machine? i.e the box by the join a domain or workgroup

    i jujst had a conversation with someone who thought that its quite important to set the infomation?

    i thought it was just an easier way to id the machine on a network??

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    Re: XP machine description

    I find it useful to set it to it's location and/or function. It helps when you come to the machine 6 months later and don't remember where it was precisely.

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    Re: XP machine description

    oh right ok cool so its has nothign really to do with the running of xp?

    we were having issuses connect to a odbc until the entered a value in the computer description and now can connect to the data source?

    very perculiar

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    Re: XP machine description

    No, it's purely there as an optional setting. If you do set it you should see the machine descriptions in the network neighbourhood.

    Also note this is a separate setting from the 'description' setting in AD.

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    Re: XP machine description

    I had a script that changes this from any domain pc.

    I'll dig it out if anyone wants it.

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    Re: XP machine description

    I use the description, but purely to store two values. 'staff build' and 'student build' so if we get a machine in, we know if it needs the staff or student image if we're not 100% sure where it came from.

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