What’s the name of that computer?

During the process of troubleshooting the network, you find an IP address in the log that you don’t recognize. Which of these commands would allow you to determine the name of a Windows workstation by querying its IP address?





The answer: A) NBTSTAT

The Windows NetBIOS over TCP Statistics application can provide extensive Windows session and name caching information about a remote device.

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When the network isn’t working, the organization isn’t working. In this video, we’ll show you some command line utilities that can help you find any problems that might be lurking in your network. We’ll demonstrate IPCONFIG, NSLOOKUP, PING, TRACERT, PATHPING, NBTSTAT, and NETSTAT. We’ll also give you some best practices for troubleshooting network interfaces, protocols, and firewalls.

1 thought on “What’s the name of that computer?”

  1. PING with a “-a” switch will also resolve the workstation name

    TRACERT will also resolve the workstation name

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