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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Managing System Properties

You use the System Properties dialog box to manage system properties. The following sections examine key areas of the operating system that can be configured using the System Properties dialog box.

The Computer Name Tab

The computer’s network identification can be displayed and modified with the Computer Name tab of the System Properties dialog box, shown in Figure 2-16. As the figure shows, the Computer Name tab displays the full computer name of the system and the domain membership. The full computer name is essentially the Domain Name System (DNS) name of the computer, which also identifies the computer’s place within the Active Directory hierarchy.

Figure 2-16. Use the Computer Name tab to display and configure system ...

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