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Posted on 2006-07-17
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Hi all,

I am hoping to return the FQDN of the computer running this win app.

Environment.MachineName just doesn't cut it :)

Anyone got a solution?

Bryan
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by:graye
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Hummm.... so what were you expecting as an answer?

Something like:   CN=MACHINE12,CN=Workstations,DN=SomeDomain,DN=Com

or just:        Machine12.SomeDomain.Com

I'd recommend an LDAP query against the domain to get either answer
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I dont think an LDAP query would do the job because of what happens. This app will be run on a few different machines on different forests and i dont want to hard code any domain settings anywhere.

I am just after something like Machine12.somedomain.com

The environment.machinename only gives you Machine12
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If you're using VB.Net 2005, then you can use the new IPGlobalProperties class

Imports System.Net.NetworkInformation
Debug.writeline(IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties.HostName & "." & IPGlobalProperties.GetIPGlobalProperties.DomainName)
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Bob Learned earned 1200 total points
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Try this:

   Dim fqdn As String = System.Net.Dns.GetHostByName("LocalHost").HostName

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Thanks guys,

Both return what I am after however the shortest code wins the majority of points :)

Thanks for that

Bryan
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