JSI Tip 5616. Windows XP's 'My Network Places' displays 'comment (computer name) comment'?

When you browse the Entire Network in Windows XP, users get confused because the Comment is displayed twice:

Name                      Comments
Reception (JSI009)        Reception
Windows XP Lab (JSI011)   Windows XP Lab
Windows XP Lab (JSI012)   Windows XP Lab
To resolve this issue, hide the Comments column by right-click the Comments heading and un-checking Comments.

NOTE: Windows XP will remember this setting until you manually change it.

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