How To Determine A Computer's Name

When computers are connected by a network, each computer must have a name. To determine the name of a computer do these steps:

Windows 95, 98, NT

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel by pressing the Start button and select Settings | Control Panel from the menu.
  2. Double-click the Network applet. The Network dialog should appear.
  3. Select the Identification tab of the Network dialog. The computer name will be displayed in the dialog.

Windows 2000, XP and 2003 Server

  1. Right click My Computer on the desktop and select Properties from the popup menu. The System Properties dialog will appear.
  2. Select the Network Identification tab. The computer name will be displayed on the dialog.


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