Windows 10: Change computer description remotely

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 x64 Ent
       26 Oct 2016 #1

    Change computer description remotely


    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
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  2. Posts : 14,230
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Oct 2016 #2

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

    $PC = Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername "COMPUTER_NAME"
    $PC.Description = "new computer description"

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    Last edited by Kari; 26 Oct 2016 at 15:19.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 x64 Ent
    Thread Starter
       27 Oct 2016 #3

    Tnx for the solution! Do you know what could be the problem if i keep on getting the error »RPC not reachable« ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 14,230
    Windows 10 Pro
       27 Oct 2016 #4

    JakaK said: View Post
    Tnx for the solution! Do you know what could be the problem if i keep on getting the error »RPC not reachable« ?
    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:

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