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Can I change the 'Computer Description' remotely?

Posted on 2011-09-07
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I'm wondering if it's possible to change the 'Computer Description' field of some of our users machines remotely without having to interact with them or disrupting them for a remote session?

It would be useful to change the computer description of quite a few of these machines as it would help with some SNMP software being run.  How could i do this effectively and efficiently without physically logging on to the machine?

It would be a number of windows 7 clients and I have access to some remote utilities like DameWare e.t.c.
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by:madhatter5501
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if your thinking of dameware, you could try teamviewer which can be done without them having to participate, I can't remember exactly how it works but you will install the client on each of the computers - give them a password and make them apart of a group.  pretty slick
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You can do that with DameWare NT Utilities. Open the context menu for the remote machine, and go into Tools > Computer Comments. You can also do by changing the registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters\srvcomment .
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Another Vote for DameWare
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by:sparky321
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Ok Qlemo:

I've got DameWare 8.1, how do I actually enter the context menu for the remote machine (navigation).  I tried the MRC for the remote machine but didn't see under there.  thanks.
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by:Lionel MM
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Right Click on the computer whose description you want to change--then select tools and then computer description
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Nice!  I knew DameWare should have had that capability.  Mark this one as closed fellas.
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This worked, awesome.
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