YOUR-BIVIOSD2X9 unknown device

Hi!

I've been scanning our lan and discovered a device called YOUR-BIVIOSD2x9. It also has a reservation in DHCP. Can somebody please tell me what device is it?

Thank you!
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Mark DamenERP System ManagerCommented:
Hi

This device would appear to be a Windows based PC.  The default name applied to a new installation of windows is in that format you specified above.  Windows puts the random characters after the registered owner name, so that when you install 2 PCs on the same domain with the same registered owner name, they wont conflict on naming.

If you PING it, does it reply?  Is yes, then try \\YOUR-BIVIOSD2x9 and see if it shows up its shared folders.

I would also hazard a guess that this might be a Sony Vaio, as the default name on them is Your Sony or something along those lines!
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ZaurbAuthor Commented:
Hi!

The device is pingable, but there're no shares (C$, ADM$ either). The other thing is that this device has an active reservation in a domain. Since I don't know what it is I don't even imagine where I can go to find it...
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Mark DamenERP System ManagerCommented:
You might be being denied permission to see any of the shares because of a firewall which is installed on the device itself.  It might allow ping, but explicitly deny other incoming connections.

How big is your organisation?
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noctotCommented:
If you have the IP address you should be able to trace that through your routers and switches to an individual switch port. If you know where that switch port is wired you'll know exactly where it is. Of course, I've dealt with plenty of networks in which no one knows where ports are wired but hey, that's what tracing cable is all about.
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Mark DamenERP System ManagerCommented:
I asked about the size of the organisation, most of the clients I see dont have Layer 3 switches, so would have no way of tracing which port is connected to which IP address anyhow!

If you only have a small group of PCs, I would walk around and see if there is a Sony laptop plugged in somewhere that you cannot account for because 9 out of 10 times you see a computer name of "your-fsdjl80" it is a Sony vaio with its default computer name!  in my experience
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ZaurbAuthor Commented:
I found which computer it was. It was a legacy pc which was turned on from time to time and had windows xp home on it. Might have been upgraded from the previous version. Thanks everybody!
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ZaurbAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much!
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