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How can we get with a registry setting the logged on username en computername by the "my computer" icon on an Windows 2003 server?
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This will help you modify the my computer icon label. You should be able to mod the string to get username as well:
http://www.cramsession.com/articles/files/change-my-computer-icon-l-9192003-1149.asp

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JamesDS
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petermolit
You will have to delete the following key, if you had previously renamed it from the desktop:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

It's ok to delete it, it will be recreated automatically if you rename the icon from the desktop again.

Cheers

JamesDS
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