[windows2000] Re: OT- PC Naming Conventions

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 12:50:10 +0200

I name our dept computers after some theme or another, ie what
feels best for the moment. For a time I named them after various
star trek-themes, like Klingon, Defiant etc. Some time it was Star
Wars, like Luke, Vader etc. Also star-configurations has been used
like Orion, Libra etc.

One good thing not naming them with numbers like below, is that you
get a reasonably good hunch of what computer I'm dealing with
(location and user). We have some 60-70 clients out now, and I have
not seen any problem.

Also the users like that the computers are named after things, so
that their computers aquire some kind of soul. Ppl ten to care more
about the computer if it has a name, as opposed to "computer123a"
or some such. If the computer has a machinelike name the users tend
to slap it around more. 

Must be a subconscious psychological thing or something. 8-)

--Original Message Text---
From: Farrugia, Paul
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 16:10:44 -0400


We are looking to change the naming conventions that we use for
PCs. Right now we name them with the department name and a number
(ex: for our Accounting Dept- acct4, acct5, etc.).  It was
recommended to us that we should change our naming convention for
security reasons. I wanted to know what convention others are



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