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Looking for a script to rename my computer icon with computer name any one have one?

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Im looking for a script to rename the computer icon to the computer name and user name

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  • Ever tried to find the My Computer icon on a computer where something like this was done when you are in a rush? Especially when you need to try and talk a user over the phone to find the My Computer icon and they can't find it because somebody renamed it.  

    You should try something like BGinfo instead and nope I don't have a script for this yet, it is on my long "nice to have" to do lists...

  • I agree with HardKnoX. It seems like an extremely bad idea at first blush. However, it should be a trivial task to create a new shortcut to "My Computer" (XP) or "Computer" (Win7) and you can name it whatever you want and place it on the user's desktop. If I were going to do such a thing (and I can't think of any reason why I would ever want to) I would create the generic shortcut and place it in the Kaseya Shared Files folder and then use a Kaseya Procedure to just copy it wherever I wanted it and rename it as I copied it.

  • Youtube is best source to know about this..

  • This is done by the registry.  I always add this to my images.

    See the example below.

    System Key: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]

    Rename the value named "LocalizedString" to "LocalizedString.old". Create a new REG_EXPAND_SZ value named "LocalizedString", and set the value to "%USERNAME% on %COMPUTERNAME%".

    Exit the registry editor, click on your desktop and press F5 (for refresh). The "My Computer" icon should now be rename to "Username on Computername".


    So basically make this registry edit and then export the key then push out the key to the needed clients.