Renaming the Computer Icon

By default the icon of the Computer on the desktop is called “Computer”. This can be renamed to a whole host of things by renaming the following registry key on the server in question, or alternatively, the key can be added to the GPO the server. System variables can also be used as in the example below.

This is where to find the key:

Rename “LocalizedString” to have the value %username% on %computername%

This would show “Harry on Thor”, if the server was called Thor and the users username was Harry

 This makes it easy for users to tell you what server they are logged onto. This works for Windows 2003 and 2008, so i would imagine it would be fine on workstation versions of Windows.

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