Windows SBS 2008 Console - Add Description?

Ok, I have Windows SBS 2008 and in the console it has a list of the computers under Network -> computers. Is there any way to add a column in here for description? Thanks!
Who is Participating?
ou_doberConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To my knowledge, I am going to say No after looking and asking around.  Comments is the most common computer field for description information about the device.  Sorry I can't be more help. The comments field can contain 255 char so can you tell me what you are trying to accomplish to see if I can maybe offer an alternative.

Is the comments field not suffice?

jeremy092288Author Commented:
No, I have the location of the computer in the description... is there no way to add this?
It is not an availalble option at this time.  That is the word from the SBS Team.  It could be added down the road.  For now, you have to use the descriptions in Active Directory Users and Computers.
I name all my workstations WS1, WS2, WS3, etc. This makes them easily moveable around the office to other users. When a computer gets moved to another user, it's so much faster to just update the computer description field (unfortuntaely the description field in AD and on the local computer's system properties is not the same, requiring change in two locations), rather than changing the computer name. Now that SBS 2008 Remote Web Workplace displays the Computer Description, the user can identify their computer easily. SBS 2003 RWW did not.

I would love to be able to view/edit the Computer Description from the SBS 2008 Console too.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.