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Unit Codes Used for Naming Windows PCs and Samba Servers Using WINS


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1. Important Note

This list originated from an 'official' list of four-character codes. However, this list is not ideal for the purpose, so it has developed (and will continue to develop). To this end, note that codes displayed in green are not from the original 'official' list, but are in use; since they do not clash with any other codes so they are now effectively 'official'. On the other hand, codes displayed in red could result in a name clash with another unit. If using these codes at the beginning of a computer name, you must include a hyphen immediately after the code to prevent a clash with another unit identifier.



2. Alphabetically by code

ACOM Applied Computing
ADMIN University Offices
ADMN University Offices
ALLS All Souls College
ANAE Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics
ANAE Pain Relief Unit
ANAT Department of Human Anatomy
ARCH Committee for Archaeology
ARCH Institute of Archaeology
ARCH Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
ARCH University Archives
ARTH Department of the History of Art
ASC All Souls College
ASHL Ashmolean Library
ASHM Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
ASHMOL Ashmolean
ASIA Inter-Faculty Committee for South Asian Studies
ASTR Department of Astrophysics
ATMP Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics
ATOM Department of Atomic and Laser Physics
BALL Balliol College
BALLIO Balliol College
BALLIOL Balliol College
BEAZ Beazley Archive
BEGBK Begbroke Directorate
BIOA Institute of Biological Anthropology
BIOC Department of Biochemistry
BIOF Faculty of Biological Sciences
BLAC Blackfriars
BMED Biomedical Services Unit
BNC Brasenose College
BODL Bodleian Library
BODLEY Bodleian Library
BODL University Libraries
BOTA Botanic Garden
BRAS Brasenose College
BRAZIL Centre for Brazilian Studies
BRST Centre for Brazilian Studies
CAIR Cairns Library
CAMP Campion Hall
CARD Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
CARE Careers Service
CAS Careers Service
CATZ St Catherine's College
CCC Corpus Christi College
CCRG Childhood Cancer Research Group
CECL Institute of European and Comparative Law
CEID Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
CELL Department of Cellular Science
CHCH Christ Church
CHEM Department of Chemistry
CHIN Inter-Faculty Committee for Chinese Studies
CHRI Christ Church
CLAR Department of Physics
CLAS Classics Office and Library
CLAS Faculty of Literae Humaniores
CLASS Classics Office and Library
CLASS Faculty of Literae Humaniores
CLBI Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
CLEP Clinical Epidemiology Unit
CLME Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
CLNE Department of Clinical Neurology
CLPH Department of Clinical Pharmacology
CLUB The University Club
CMCS Centre for Modern Chinese Studies
COML Computing Laboratory
COMLAB Computing Laboratory
COND Department of Condensed Matter Physics
CONS Consulting
CONT Department for Continuing Education
CORP Corpus Christi College
COUN University Counselling Service
CPGL Comparative Philology and General Linguistics
CPGM Campaign for Oxford
CRIM Centre for Criminological Research
CRYS Chemical Crystallography Laboratory
CTSU Clinical Trial Service Unit
DEVB Developmental Biology
DEVO University Development Office
DHA Department of the History of Art
DIAB Diabetes Research Laboratories
DIAB Diabetes Trials Unit
DMED Department of Medicine
DOMI Department of Medical Illustration
DOPS Department of Plant Sciences
DP- Dyson Perrins Laboratory
DPLB Dyson Perrins Laboratory
DPMP Department of Particle and Nuclear Physics
EART Department of Earth Sciences
ECON Economics Library
ECON Institute of Economics and Statistics
EDST Department of Educational Studies
EDSTUD Department of Educational Studies
EHRC European Humanities Research Centre
ENGF Faculty of English Language and Literature
ENGL English Faculty Library
ENGLISH English Faculty Library
ENGS Department of Engineering Science
ENVC Environmental Change Institute
ERPM Europaeum
ETRC Educational Technology Resources Centre
EXAM Examination Schools
EXET Exeter College
FMML Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
FOST Faculty of Oriental Studies
GEO School of Geography
GEOG School of Geography
GERI Clinical Geratology
GREE Green College
GREEN Green College
GREY Greyfriars
HCLU Health Care Libraries Unit
HERT Hertford College
HIST Faculty of Modern History
HIST History Faculty Library
HIST New Dictionary of National Biography
HMC Harris Manchester College
IBA Institute of Biological Anthropology
ICJS Inter-Faculty Committee for Japanese Studies
ICLA Inter-Faculty Committee for Latin American Studies
ICL- Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
ICLB Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
ICME Inter-Faculty Committee for Modern Middle Eastern Studies
ICT- ICT Support Team
IDVC International Development Centre
IECL Institute of European and Comparative Law
IHSC Institute of Health Sciences
IHSU The Oxford Institute for Ethics and Communication in Health Care Practice
IMMD Institute of Molecular Medicine
IMSU Information Management Services Unit
INDL Indian Institute Library
ISCA Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
ISIS Isis Innovation
IVEM Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology
JESU Jesus College
JR2 John Radcliffe (somewhere)
KEBL Keble College
KEBLE Keble College
KELL Kellogg College
LADY Lady Margaret Hall
LAS Libraries Automation Service
LASV Libraries Automation Service
LATC Latin American Centre
LAW Law Faculty
LAWF Law Faculty
LERN Institute for the Advancement of Learning
LINA Linacre College
LINC Lincoln College
LMH Lady Margaret Hall
MAG Magdalen College
MAGD Magdalen College
MANC Harris Manchester College
MANCH Harris Manchester College
MANS Mansfield College
MAST Said Business School of Management Studies
MATH Mathematical Institute
MERT Merton College
MHF Faculty of Modern History
MLCR Language Centre
MLFL Modern Languages Faculty Library
MODHIST Faculty of Modern History
MOHS Museum of the History of Science
MOLB Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
MOLB Molecular Biology
MRLB Metabolic Research Laboratory
MSOF Medical School Offices
MUSIC Faculty of Music
MUSF Faculty of Music
NDCLS Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
NDOG Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
NDOS Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
NDOS Nuffield Department of Surgery
NDPB Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
NEW New College
NEWC New College
NISS Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
NONE McDonnell-Pew Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
NPEU National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
NUFF Nuffield College
OCIS Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
OCMS Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences
OLMG Oxford Lipid Metabolism Group
OOEC Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre
OPHT Nuffield Department of Ophthalmology
ORIE- Oriel College
ORIEL Oriel College
ORIENT Oriental Institute
ORIN Oriental Institute
OUCS Computing Services
OUMS Department of Materials
OUSU Oxford University Students Union
OXCIS Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
PAED Department of Paediatrics
PARKS University Parks
PATH Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
PCLB Physical Chemistry Laboratory
PEMB Pembroke College
PHAR Department of Pharmacology
PHON Phonetics Laboratory
PHPC Divn. of Public Health and Primary Care
PHPC Health Services Research Unit
PHSC The Pauling Human Sciences Centre
PHYS Department of Physiology
PITT Pitt Rivers Museum
PLAC Philosophy Library and Centre
PLS Department of Plant Sciences
PMB Pembroke College
POLF Sub-Faculty of Politics
PSYC Department of Psychiatry
PTCH Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
QEHS Queen Elizabeth House
QUEE The Queen's College
RADI Department of Radiology
REGE Regent's Park College
REP Regent's Park College
RPC Regent's Park College
RESI Research Institute
REWLEY Department for Continuing Education
RHDH Rhodes House
RHLH Rhodes House
RHLY Rhodes House Library
ROTH Rothermere Institute
RSDA Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
RSLY Radcliffe Science Library
SAFE University Safety Office
SANN St Anne's College
SANT St Antony's College
SBEN St Benet's Hall
SCAT St Catherine's College
SCRO St Cross College
SEDM St Edmund Hall
SEH St Edmund Hall
SFOP Sub-Faculty of Philosophy
SFOS Sub-Faculty of Sociology
SHEL Sheldonian Theatre
SHIL St Hilda's College
SHUG St Hugh's College
SJC St John's College
SJOH St John's College
SLAV Institute for Slavonic Studies
SLAV Inter-Faculty Committee for Slavonic and East European Studies
SLAV Taylor Institution Slavonic Library
SMTH Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
SOCA Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
SOCL Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
SOCR Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research
SOME Somerville College
SPET St Peter's College
SPRT Sports Federation
SSFC Social Studies Faculty Centre
STANNES St Anne's College
STAT Department of Statistics
STCR St Cross College
STCROSS St Cross College
STHIL St Hilda's College
STHILDA St Hilda's College
STHILDAS St Hilda's College
STHUGH St Hugh's College
SURV University Surveyor's Office
STX St Cross College
TAY Taylor Institution Library
TAYL Taylor Institution Library
TAYLOR Taylor Institution Library
TCLB Department of Theoretical Chemistry
TEMP Templeton College
THEO Faculty of Theology
THEO Theology Faculty Library
THPH Department of Theoretical Physics
TRIN Trinity College
TSU0 Transport Studies Unit
UHCE Health Care Epidemiology
UKCIP Environmental Change Institute
ULIB University Libraries
UMUS University Museum
UNIV University College
UOHS Occupational Health Service
VET0 Veterinary Services
VOLT Voltaire Foundation
WADH Wadham College
WADHAM Wadham College
WELL Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
WEST Westminster College
WHGU Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
WOLF Wolfson College
WORC Worcester College
WUHM Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Oxford
WUHMO Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Oxford
WYCL Wycliffe Hall
WYCLIFFE Wycliffe Hall
XPSY Department of Experimental Psychology
XYZZ All PCs outside units, named by their owners (e.g. University accommodation)
ZOOL Department of Zoology
ZOO Department of Zoology


3. Alphabetically by Unit Name

All PCs outside units, named by their owners (e.g. University accommodation) XYZZ
All Souls College ALLS
All Souls College ASC
Applied Computing ACOM
Ashmolean ASHMOL
Ashmolean Library ASHL
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ASHM
Balliol College BALL
Balliol College BALLIO
Balliol College BALLIOL
Beazley Archive BEAZ
Begbroke Directorate BEGBK
Biomedical Services Unit BMED
Blackfriars BLAC
Bodleian Library BODL
Bodleian Library BODLEY
Botanic Garden BOTA
Brasenose College BNC
Brasenose College BRAS
Cairns Library CAIR
Campaign for Oxford CPGM
Campion Hall CAMP
Careers Service CARE
Careers Service CAS
Centre for Brazilian Studies BRAZIL
Centre for Brazilian Studies BRST
Centre for Criminological Research CRIM
Centre for Modern Chinese Studies CMCS
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies SOCL
Chemical Crystallography Laboratory CRYS
Childhood Cancer Research Group CCRG
Christ Church CHCH
Christ Church CHRI
Classics Office and Library CLAS
Classics Office and Library CLASS
Clinical Epidemiology Unit CLEP
Clinical Geratology GERI
Clinical Trial Service Unit CTSU
Committee for Archaeology ARCH
Comparative Philology and General Linguistics CPGL
Computing Laboratory COML
Computing Laboratory COMLAB
Computing Services OUCS
Consulting CONS
Corpus Christi College CCC
Corpus Christi College CORP
Department for Continuing Education CONT
Department for Continuing Education REWLEY
Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research SOCR
Department of Astrophysics ASTR
Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics ATMP
Department of Atomic and Laser Physics ATOM
Department of Biochemistry BIOC
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine CARD
Department of Cellular Science CELL
Department of Chemistry CHEM
Department of Clinical Neurology CLNE
Department of Clinical Pharmacology CLPH
Department of Condensed Matter Physics COND
Department of Earth Sciences EART
Department of Educational Studies EDST
Department of Educational Studies EDSTUD
Department of Engineering Science ENGS
Department of Experimental Psychology XPSY
Department of Human Anatomy ANAT
Department of Materials OUMS
Department of Medical Illustration DOMI
Department of Medicine DMED
Department of Paediatrics PAED
Department of Particle and Nuclear Physics DPMP
Department of Pharmacology PHAR
Department of Physics CLAR
Department of Physiology PHYS
Department of Plant Sciences DOPS
Department of Plant Sciences PLS
Department of Psychiatry PSYC
Department of Radiology RADI
Department of Statistics STAT
Department of the History of Art ARTH
Department of the History of Art DHA
Department of Theoretical Chemistry TCLB
Department of Theoretical Physics THPH
Department of Zoology ZOOL
Department of Zoology ZOO
Developmental Biology DEVB
Diabetes Research Laboratories DIAB
Diabetes Trials Unit DIAB
Divn. of Public Health and Primary Care PHPC
Dyson Perrins Laboratory DP-
Dyson Perrins Laboratory DPLB
Economics Library ECON
Educational Technology Resources Centre ETRC
English Faculty Library ENGL
English Faculty Library ENGLISH
Environmental Change Institute ENVC
Environmental Change Institute UKCIP
Europaeum ERPM
European Humanities Research Centre EHRC
Examination Schools EXAM
Exeter College EXET
Faculty of Biological Sciences BIOF
Faculty of English Language and Literature ENGF
Faculty of Literae Humaniores CLAS
Faculty of Literae Humaniores CLASS
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages FMML
Faculty of Modern History HIST
Faculty of Modern History MHF
Faculty of Modern History MODHIST
Faculty of Music MUSIC
Faculty of Music MUSF
Faculty of Oriental Studies FOST
Faculty of Theology THEO
Green College GREE
Green College GREEN
Greyfriars GREY
Harris Manchester College HMC
Harris Manchester College MANC
Harris Manchester College MANCH
Health Care Epidemiology UHCE
Health Care Libraries Unit HCLU
Health Services Research Unit PHPC
Hertford College HERT
History Faculty Library HIST
ICT Support Team ICT-
Indian Institute Library INDL
Information Management Services Unit IMSU
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory ICL-
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory ICLB
Institute for Slavonic Studies SLAV
Institute for the Advancement of Learning LERN
Institute of Archaeology ARCH
Institute of Biological Anthropology BIOA
Institute of Biological Anthropology IBA
Institute of Economics and Statistics ECON
Institute of European and Comparative Law CECL
Institute of European and Comparative Law IECL
Institute of Health Sciences IHSC
Institute of Molecular Medicine IMMD
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology ISCA
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology SOCA
Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology IVEM
Inter-Faculty Committee for Chinese Studies CHIN
Inter-Faculty Committee for Japanese Studies ICJS
Inter-Faculty Committee for Latin American Studies ICLA
Inter-Faculty Committee for Modern Middle Eastern Studies ICME
Inter-Faculty Committee for Slavonic and East European Studies SLAV
Inter-Faculty Committee for South Asian Studies ASIA
International Development Centre IDVC
Isis Innovation ISIS
Jesus College JESU
John Radcliffe (somewhere) JR2
Keble College KEBL
Keble College KEBLE
Kellogg College KELL
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics MOLB
Lady Margaret Hall LADY
Lady Margaret Hall LMH
Language Centre MLCR
Latin American Centre LATC
Law Faculty LAW
Law Faculty LAWF
Libraries Automation Service LAS
Libraries Automation Service LASV
Linacre College LINA
Lincoln College LINC
Magdalen College MAG
Magdalen College MAGD
Mansfield College MANS
Mathematical Institute MATH
McDonnell-Pew Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience NONE
Medical School Offices MSOF
Merton College MERT
Metabolic Research Laboratory MRLB
Modern Languages Faculty Library MLFL
Molecular Biology MOLB
Museum of the History of Science MOHS
National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit NPEU
New College NEW
New College NEWC
New Dictionary of National Biography HIST
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies NISS
Nuffield College NUFF
Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics ANAE
Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences CLBI
Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences NDCLS
Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences NDPB
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine CLME
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology NDOG
Nuffield Department of Ophthalmology OPHT
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery NDOS
Nuffield Department of Surgery NDOS
Occupational Health Service UOHS
Oriel College ORIE-
Oriel College ORIEL
Oriental Institute ORIENT
Oriental Institute ORIN
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies OCIS
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies OXCIS
Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences OCMS
Oxford Lipid Metabolism Group OLMG
Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre OOEC
Oxford University Students Union OUSU
Pain Relief Unit ANAE
Pembroke College PEMB
Pembroke College PMB
Philosophy Library and Centre PLAC
Phonetics Laboratory PHON
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory PTCH
Physical Chemistry Laboratory PCLB
Pitt Rivers Museum PITT
Queen Elizabeth House QEHS
Radcliffe Science Library RSLY
Regent's Park College REGE
Regent's Park College REP
Regent's Park College RPC
Research Institute RESI
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art ARCH
Rhodes House RHDH
Rhodes House RHLH
Rhodes House Library RHLY
Rothermere Institute ROTH
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art RSDA
Said Business School of Management Studies MAST
School of Geography GEO
School of Geography GEOG
Sheldonian Theatre SHEL
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology PATH
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment SMTH
Social Studies Faculty Centre SSFC
Somerville College SOME
Sports Federation SPRT
St Anne's College SANN
St Anne's College STANNES
St Antony's College SANT
St Benet's Hall SBEN
St Catherine's College CATZ
St Catherine's College SCAT
St Cross College SCRO
St Cross College STCR
St Cross College STCROSS
St Cross College STX
St Edmund Hall SEDM
St Edmund Hall SEH
St Hilda's College SHIL
St Hilda's College STHIL
St Hilda's College STHILDA
St Hilda's College STHILDAS
St Hugh's College SHUG
St Hugh's College STHUGH
St John's College SJC
St John's College SJOH
St Peter's College SPET
Sub-Faculty of Philosophy SFOP
Sub-Faculty of Politics POLF
Sub-Faculty of Sociology SFOS
Taylor Institution Library TAY
Taylor Institution Library TAYL
Taylor Institution Library TAYLOR
Taylor Institution Slavonic Library SLAV
Templeton College TEMP
The Oxford Institute for Ethics and Communication in Health Care Practice IHSU
The Pauling Human Sciences Centre PHSC
The Queen's College QUEE
The University Club CLUB
Theology Faculty Library THEO
Transport Studies Unit TSU0
Trinity College TRIN
University Archives ARCH
University College UNIV
University Counselling Service COUN
University Development Office DEVO
University Libraries BODL
University Libraries ULIB
University Museum UMUS
University Offices ADMIN
University Offices ADMN
University Parks PARKS
University Safety Office SAFE
University Surveyor's Office SURV
Veterinary Services VET0
Voltaire Foundation VOLT
Wadham College WADH
Wadham College WADHAM
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics WELL
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics WHGU
Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease CEID
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Oxford WUHM
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Oxford WUHMO
Westminster College WEST
Wolfson College WOLF
Worcester College WORC
Wycliffe Hall WYCL
Wycliffe Hall WYCLIFFE


4. Making Corrections

If you have any corrections to this list, please e-mail them to winsmaster. This list is subject to change, and if the name of your unit changes, or you are a new unit without an identifier, please e-mail to let us know. If you are a new unit that does not appear in this list, you may like to make up your own identifier. Since NetBIOS names cannot be longer than fifteen characters, a four or five character identifier is recommended; three characters may be acceptable, but obviously they are more likely to clash with an existing code. Two characters are too few! Use the list ordered alphabetically by code to make sure that your chosen code does not clash with another already in use, and e-mail your unit name and choice of code to winsmaster. If you decide to use a five character code, make sure that the first four characters do not clash with an existing four character code. We reserve the right to disagree with your choice if there is a clash with another code!

The ideal starting point for this list would be the list of DNS subdomain names for units. The reason that this is not used is because NetBIOS names cannot be longer than fifteen characters, and some of the DNS subdomain names are relatively long (up to nine characters) which would leave very few characters for the rest of the NetBIOS name. However, if you would prefer to use your DNS subdomain name then this will generally be fine so long as it is three characters or longer and doesn't clash with an existing code given in the above tables. If you choose to do this, please make sure you notify winsmaster so that it can be added to the above lists.