If you manage multiple Windows Server 2003 machines, it's easy to become confused as to which server you're working on. While it's easier when you can see clearly labeled machines, it can be more difficult when you're connecting remotely to a bunch of servers. Fortunately, you have a couple of options for making server identification easier.
First, you can simply rename My Computer to something more descriptive, such as Web Server 1 or Mail Server 2. If your team is pretty experienced and doesn't need to follow written instructions to complete tasks, this is a great option.
However, creating step-by-step documentation is difficult when using this method, and it's helpful only for the current user. You can no longer include "click My Computer" in your instructions for newer, inexperienced administrators.
In this case, a similar option might be a better choice. Follow these steps:
On the desktop, My Computer should now display the name of the server.
You can also choose to add the name of the currently logged in user by inserting the string "%USERNAME%" as a part of the string.
Note: Editing the registry is risky, so be sure you have a verified backup before saving any changes.