Is there a way to get 'user friendly' names to show in remote desktop connection tool?
I'm pinching @Hello71's idea here, but you can edit your
hosts file in Windows to add a reference to a friendly name, for a given IP address.
Open the following file in Windows Notepad or your favourite text editor (notice there is no file extension):
In that file, you'll want to add a row at the bottom for your friendly name (the
# is a comment parser and is ignored by the OS:
# Friendly name example 192.168.1.1 friendlyname
In this example, the IP address is your remote connection, and friendlyname is your chosen name. Once you save this file (in Windows XP, you would have had to refresh with
nbtstat -R (or restart)), all networking related activities on your machine will work with that friendly name.