At times people want to find out who owns a certain machine.
My Network places -> Search Active Directory -> Find: Computers, Enter Computer name: “FOOBAR”, Click “Find Now”, Select Result, Right Click “Manage” -> Local Users and Groups -> Groups -> Administrators -> (Find who is an admin on the box).
Another method is to open dsa.msc in MMC and Select “Advanced” View, then lookup computers and look at the Security tab.
The tool, srvinfo.exe, is also useful for learning info about a machine.
Along the same lines,, I just picked up a laptop that was previously owned. How do I delete or modify the Owner/computer name and get rid of the old user names that the files have been saved under? I have an hp pavilion ze4600 and the OS is Windows XP Home.