Cannot See Network Neighborhood Comments Column in Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008

We can see our domain computers in Network Neighborhood on a Windows 7 workstation, but the "comments" column is not there, nor is it a column that can be added from right-click. This column exists on our Windows XP machines. We use this comments column heavily to see the name of the person logged into the machine for remote assistance (Scripts push the username into the comments).

Does anyone know what happened to this column in Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 for that matter) ?? Is there a way to get it back or is there a writeup about why it is gone all of a sudden?

Maybe someone knows a workaround / hack to get it back if it isn't official from MS?

I hate to have to use an XP VM every time I need to look at computer comments.
SGKomenAsked:
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mkeiwuaCommented:
Hi SGKomen,

The solution is to disable the Computer Browser Service or add an entry on the Win2k8 and Windows 7 machines in the registry as per this solution:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/d917ede3-80b7-489c-887c-a04d9759eb70

B Rgds,

Mkeiwua
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mkeiwuaCommented:
Hi SGKomen,

please send a screenshot of the network neighboruhood as you see it.

what do you see when you right-click the small bar at the top with "Name" "Computer" "Network Location" e.t.c

B Rgds,

Mkeiwua
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SGKomenAuthor Commented:
SS Attached, showing columns listed and columns available. I've put the view in Details view (I've tried all views).
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SGKomenAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry I should have mentioned that Computer Browser is disabled on both of my Windows 2008 domain controllers. So the suggested article does not apply in my situation. Also the article mentioned the comments not showing up for XP, but my comments show up fine on XP machines. I browse the network neighborhood from an XP machine, the comments column is physically there and the comments appear (even for my Windows 7 machine)

Its when I try to browse network neighborfrom FROM a Win7 machine that I lose the column entirely. The comments are still on the machines, but I have no column to show them. I want the column back and am looking for an expert who knows how to add that column in a Win7/Win2008 machine.

anyone else?
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SGKomenAuthor Commented:
Gonna give Mkeiwua credit. The response was off target but your URL had notes way down at the bottom about how to work around this problem. I followed these steps and now can see my comments on Windows 7

You can follow the steps below to create shortcut:
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From an XP computer on your domain, create a shortcut to your network:
1. Open My Network Places
2. Click "Entire Network" on the left.
3. Open "Microsoft Windows Network"
4. Right-click your network and click "Create Shortcut"
5. Copy this shortcut to others systems.
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SGKomenAuthor Commented:
Credit for the URL which led to further info about resolving my problem... or at least a work around.
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