What is a ‘friendly name’?

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Client connections
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Microsoft Windows
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When Microsoft requires you to provide a "friendly name" when configuring a client, what does that mean? What does a friendly name do?



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A friendly name is something a human can easily read and remember instead of a code or a numeric address/identifier.

An example would be a host’s name as opposed to its ip address, or a process name as opposed to its CLSID.

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  • Meandyou
    There is a local car dealership named Friendly Chevrolet. Would that be a "friendly name?"
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  • ToddN2000
    They are referring to "User Friendly" naming.  Don't use names that you have to look up to find what they mean. You may know them over time but a new user may not know things like 123.41.25.325 . They would under stand a name like "CHICAGO_WH"
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