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Discussion in 'Software' started by Big_nath, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi,

    I am wondering how i add infomation in the bottom right of the desktop. e.g. PC name, ip, service pack installed etc. I have seen it quite a bit, but have never worked anywhere that have set it up.

    i tried googling it, but as i don't know what it is discribed as it is hard, lol.
     
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  2. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    Check out

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897557.aspx
     
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  4. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    Cheers guys, i will take a look in a while.
     
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  5. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    It is great, but is it possible to set it to automatically stay there even if the user changes their background?
     
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  6. Alex Wright

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    This is covered in one of my MS Press books. There's a tweak that you can make to an .ini file; think it's just a case of adding in an extra parameter. Can't remember which one though. I'll take a look tonight and get back to you tomorrow (so long as I remember of course!).

    Alex
     
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  7. hippy

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    Got this on my work machine :) Wish i could put it on the servers but my 'manager' didnt seem interested.
     
  8. Alex Wright

    Alex Wright Megabyte Poster

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    Right, here goes:

    Locate the boot.ini file (I'm sure you can find it. Do a search in My Computer if not) and open it with Notepad. Add in the following switch:

    \SOS

    Here's an example:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect /sos

    This will display the machine's version number, physical memory, the number of CPU's it possesses and more!

    Hope that helps. :)

    Alex
     
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