View system properties

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To view system properties

  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Computer Management (Local), and then click Properties.


  • Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.

  • To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

  • The General tab shows which version of Windows is installed, the name of the person registered to use this copy of Windows, the type of processor, and the total physical memory of the computer. If the operating system was installed by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), this tab also displays information about technical support.

  • You can view your computer's network identification by clicking the Computer Name tab.

  • To perform this procedure on a remote computer, right-click Computer Management (Local), click Connect to another computer, select Another computer, and then type in the name of the remote computer. You can then follow the steps in this procedure, starting at step 2, and substituting Computer Management (remote computername) for Computer Management (Local). You must be a member of the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority, on the computer that you specify for remote computername.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


System Properties overview
Perform a local or remote shutdown
Windows Management Instrumentation overview