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PC name/IP address resolution?

By ballyb ·
Scenario..
I have PC Anywhere (ver 9.x) on my office PC and am dialing into a client's PC (s) with PC Anywhere, on a nearby Trading floor. Sometimes I type in the name of the PC, as it is easier to remember; we have a Win 2000 domain, all TCP/IP, not sure if Active Directory is fully implemented, and in this case I was going from one Win 2000 PC to another.
Question: am I using DNS to resolve the host name to the IP address (in this case with PC Any)? Or am I using WINS or some kind of NetBios?

Any help/clarification would be appreciated...

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by bohicam1 In reply to PC name/IP address resolu ...

If you are using computer names with win2000 it is likely DNS. As you now need a Fully Qualified Domain Name (fqdn) now for win2k. In order for active directory to be implemented you would also need DNS on your server.

Mike

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by ballyb In reply to PC name/IP address resolu ...

I think this is correct!

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by FaisalMasood In reply to PC name/IP address resolu ...

W2k uses DNS for name resolution. For backward compatibility with NT, Win 9x etc w2k uses WINS. So if DNS is implemented on your network, then the DNS is resolving names.

To check whether DNS entries of clients go to command prompt & type NSLOOKUP. then the type hostname. You''ll get the IP in response. IF this works, then u surely have DNS in your network.

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by ballyb In reply to PC name/IP address resolu ...

I think this is correct!

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