Windows 10: Change computer description remotely

Discus and support Change computer description remotely in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi! Is there a way to change a PC description running windows 10 remotely ? We have a domain environment with multiple workstations and we would... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JakaK, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. JakaK Win User

    Change computer description remotely


    Hi!

    Is there a way to change a PC description running windows 10 remotely ? We have a domain environment with multiple workstations and we would like to change their description without the need of physically accessing the PC. Is there maybe a way using CMD, Powershell or something similar ?

    Looking forward for you replays!
    Jaka Kebe

    :)
     
    JakaK, Oct 25, 2016
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  2. remote desktop windows 10 home

    The description of your issue is rather vague also. What do you mean by "I used remote desktop with my work computer name to create the session"? Do you mean you used remote desktop to connect to
    your work computer? If so, I'm not sure how VPN fits into all this. If you've already VPN'd into your work network, then why do you need remote desktop at all?
     
    Vincent Wansink, Oct 25, 2016
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  3. awjensen Win User
    Microsoft Remote Desktop Assistant

    The link you provided points to the app that is installed on the CLIENT - not the Remote Desktop Assistant. The description of the Assistant is as follows:

    "On the Windows PC you want to connect to remotely, download the Microsoft Remote Desktop assistant to configure your PC for remote access."
     
    awjensen, Oct 25, 2016
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  4. Kari Win User

    Change computer description remotely

    Three short commands in PowerShell, can be run one by one manually or put in a script:

    Code: $PC = Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername "COMPUTER_NAME" $PC.Description = "new computer description" $PC.Put()[/quote]

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  5. JakaK Win User
    Tnx for the solution! Do you know what could be the problem if i keep on getting the error »RPC not reachable« ?
     
    JakaK, Oct 26, 2016
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  6. Kari Win User
    Server inbound RPC? See this Microsoft TechNet article: Step 4: Allowing Inbound Network Traffic that Uses Dynamic RPC

    Check also that WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) rules are set (allowed) in firewall:


    Change computer description remotely [​IMG]
     
    Kari, Apr 5, 2018
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