Andy writes: > There is a dependency utility called wsname.exe. The site from which this > utility had been obtained no longer exists and doesn't appear to have moved: > http://mystuff.clarke.co.nz/MyStuff/wsname.asp > > The wsname.exe utility is used by VCL to name Windows computers. It does a > reverse DNS lookup so that the computer name is set to the name registered > for its public IP address. The utility is called by set_computer_name.vbs > when a Windows image is loaded. The utility is not vital for the load > process to work. The computer will receive a random name if the script is > missing or fails to run. I have seen this occur without causing any > problems. > > A script could be written to perform the same functionality as wsname.exe > but this would delay the 2.1 release if it had to be included. I propose > removing all references to wsname.exe for the 2.1 release. Windows > computers will receive random names. I can work on a script after 2.1 is > released.
If this wsname naming is desireable, then I suggest keeping a reference to it, and commenting out the call, and giving the above explanation. This would allow people to see this added functionality, and understand what's going on and why. (This could be important if there are any circumstances in which this functionality is actually needed.) -- --henry