XP/Vista: View and Change the Computer Name, Domain, and Workgroup Settings

Posted July 11, 2006 by Hack_Vista in Windows

In many situations, knowing to which domain a computer belongs or knowing the computer’s workgroup settings is important. In both XP and Vista, these directions will easily display this information for you.


Knowing your computer’s domain membership is usually required so that you can access other computers and resources on the network. This frequently comes up in systems that use Active Directory domains.

1. Right-click on your My Computer icon (or just Computer in Vista).
2. Click Properties from the context menu.
3. The information will be on the window that appears.

Here is a copy of the example area in Vista:

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