How to get a Windows 2000 Computer Name
by Curtis Krauskopf
Every Windows 2000 computer has a name. The computer
name is typically less than 16 characters long and it
can contain the letters A-Z, a-z, the digits 0-9 and
a hyphen (-). Windows 2000 computer names are also called
resource names, network names or share
names. The computer name might have been assigned by
the computer manufacturer, or maybe by your Information
Technology (IT) department, or it might have been assigned
when you originally installed Windows 2000.
How to obtain your computer name
Click on the Start button.
The Start menu appears. Your start menu might look
slightly different than this one.
Hover the mouse over the Settings menu entry. A Settings
sub-menu appears. Left-click on the Control Panel menu
The Control Panel screen appears. Your menu will look
similar to one of the following three screen shots:
Double-click on the System icon. The System Properties
panel appears. The panel has several tabs near the top
of the panel. One of the tabs is labeled Network
Identification. Left-click on that tab.
On the Network Identification tab, the computer's
name is shown next to the Full computer name
label. In the above picture, the full computer name
is identified with the red rectangle.
If you look closely, you'll see a period after the
computer name. Here's a zoomed-in version of the above
The period is not a part of the computer name. In the
above example, the computer's name is 'DELL'.
Left-click on the Cancel button to close the System
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