search for computers by computer discription

Microsoft / Windows 7 enterprise
June 29, 2010 at 08:55:26
Specs: Windows 7
In XP, I could search for a computer on the network by typing (in the computer search field) information that was entered in the computer discription field on the pc. Can this still be done in Windows 7?

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June 29, 2010 at 16:45:38
Click the Sphere -> Click Network -> Type Computer Name in Search box in upper right hand corner.

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June 30, 2010 at 10:47:19
Thanks but that does not solve my issue. I'm searching for a Computer name by criteria entered in the discription field which is located above the computer name. This I could do in XP.

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July 1, 2010 at 16:48:33
The new search boxes search multiple items (Smart Searching). You should be able to type the description and it will search it as-well. You don't need to specify what you are searching on.

That being said, Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, saw fit to remove the ability to see the "Comments" column (Which Displays the Computer Description) from the Network object. The only way to see the Comments column so you can search on it is to make a shortcut to your domain.

Right-click the Desktop -> Select New -> Select Short-Cut -> Then type the UNC path for your Domain

example UNC:


Then when you open the short-cut you will see the Comments Column. With this you can search for the computer description in the comments column.

Microsoft PLEASE take note and put a patch out that will allow us to view the comments column in the Network Object. We know it is possible because you can force it to through short-cuts.

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