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On your computer running Windows NT, if you install TCP/IP and allow it to use your computer name, by default, as Domain Name System (DNS) host name and you decide to change the computer name afterwards, the following symptoms occur when you issue the PING.EXE and IPCONFIG.EXE /ALL commands:
When you ping by name, Windows NT responds if either the computer name or the DNS host name match the name being pinged.
IPCONFIG /ALL displays the DNS host name, not the computer name, and the host name has not changed.
To cause PING.EXE and IPCONFIG /ALL to display names that match your computer name, change your DNS host name to your new computer name.
To change your DNS host name:
It may be appropriate in your environment to have a DNS host name that is different from your computer name. Windows NT TCP/IP does not require that the computer name and host name match.
Article ID: 139055 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.1