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network name

Hi all.

There's something I don't understand in my local network.

When you place your mouse pointer above the network icon in the windows taskbar, a small box pops up with the network name and the status: "mylocal.domain - Internet Access"

My problem is that different network names appear in different machines. For example, one server says "mylocal.domain" and another one says "mylocal.domain 2" and several PC's say "mylocal.domain 3"

What does this mean? Why does it happen? How can I solve this?

Thank you.
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The_KirschiCommented:
That will happen for example if network adapters are changed or ports on a multi-port adapter are changed because Windows will still have the mylocal.domain name for that network connection in use in the registry for the previous adapter so it just adds a counter at the end of the network name.

I think you should be able to solve this by changing or deleting the previous network name in the registry and then rename the network in Windows.

Does this help?
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The_KirschiCommented:
Supposing you are using Windows 7 have a look at this registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

You will find the network name as ProfileName value on the right side of each profile.
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ScreenFoxAuthor Commented:
I opened the registry editor and found sveral Profiles. One of them matches the name that appears in the network icon.

Shall I remove all other profiles and rename this one to mylocal.domain?

Thanks.
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CWCertus1Commented:
This is cosmetic only and does not affect functionality of your network
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CWCertus1Commented:
Also, this is in the wrong category... Exchange?
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ScreenFoxAuthor Commented:
You're right. I don't know why it appears here. I thought I had selected just "windows networking"
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The_KirschiCommented:
If you have only one network connection you should be able to delete the other ones, yes.
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ScreenFoxAuthor Commented:
I did it and it worked. Thank you all.
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