How to get Computer Management to show computer name not IP address

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I check computer manage and it shows the IP address of the machines connected to it and not the names. I'm sure I have something configured wrong but am not sure what. All on the same subnet/domain/switch blah blah. As always there is something simple that I'm missing.

Question by:adminknight
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    by:Jeremy Weisinger
    I know this sounds crazy but select the Sessions folder and then click the plus sign next to Services and Applications. Does that resolve the IP address?
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    Also , make sure that DNS is set up properly on the DC, and locally.

    I hope this helps !
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    by:Jeremy Weisinger
    Yes, if that doesn't do it then the next step is making sure you have a Reverse Lookup zone configured.

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    Yes click the plus sign makes it show the names. Why?
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    TBH, I have no idea. It could be some glitch in the programing. It doesn't really make sense that clicking that plus sign should initiate address resolution.

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    I have been searching for a solution for this problem, I found some of the computers had resolved hostnames but some have not.

    However at first i thought clicking Services and Applications sounded like a really poor answer and impossible, but low and behold it really DID WORK!!!

    Thank you My_Username.

    Best regards,
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    by:Jeremy Weisinger
    Hi Phil.
    Glad to help. =) I think it's an MS glitch. ;)

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