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View Computer Description in Explorer on Windows 7 Pro

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I need to be able to view the Computer Descriptions in Windows Explorer-Network on Windows 7 Pro.

Does anyone know how to do this? I saw the blurb about copying a domain shortcut from Windows XP-My Network Places, but that didn't work for me.

Thank you
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I've been able to find this (for which I assume you've seen):
Here’s the process for getting the shortcut:

Open up My Network Places
Open up Entire Network
Open up Microsoft Windows Network
Drag the required workgroup/domain icon to the Desktop
A shortcut for the workgroup/domain will be created on the Desktop
Copy the shortcut from the Desktop over to your Windows Vista or Windows 7 PC
Open up the shortcut

Found this here
and this:
cmd.exe /K net view

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by:cas_three
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As I mentioned in my question, I tried the shortcut method and it did not work.

The command works, but will not work for my environment.

is there really no way to add the comment column in Network Explorer?
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This feature (the ability to view it, not set it) was removed, which is why typically the only way to get it back (when it works) is the Windows XP Shortcut method...
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by:cas_three
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Great, now what when even the shortcut doesn't work.

That was a really stupid call on Microsoft's part.
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Nevermind, all of a sudden my shortcut works.

Thanks!
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This is a bad post options here did not work
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