Force to recognize Computer Name Tags: IP Computers Mapping Networking Last response: July 15, 2010 5:51 AM in Networking Share Esikhoob July 14, 2010 6:31:30 AM Hello everyone There is situations in a Windows network environment , that calling a computer Name , does not take us to that computer ,while the IP does. Is there a way to learn a windows system to recognize some Computer Names on the network? (maybe by Mapping Names to some IPs by user) thankyou verymuch More about : force recognize computer gtvr July 14, 2010 2:23:51 PM Is it a windows domain or just peer-peer (desktops only). Do you have a DNS server (possibly on a domain controller)? riser July 14, 2010 5:54:31 PM C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\ETC\HOSTS Edit the Hosts file and follow the example to add the computer name and IP address. You will need to do this on each computer for the respective computer you want to access. A domain would generally allow WINS or DNS to function if configured, which I'm guessing you don't have. So editting the HOSTS file is your method. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Esikhoob July 15, 2010 5:51:28 AM thankyou , I will test it, you guess right , We have no domain. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to get computer to recognize external hard drive ForumCan I force Win7 to recognize my DVD-RW? ForumCan I force Win7 to recognize my DVD-RW's? ForumHackers Use Brute Force to Crack Windows Activation ForumWin 7 does not recognize my domain name ForumComputer doesn't recognize the new hard disc ForumEverytime i shutdown windows 7 i get a force shutdown ForumThe BIOS and XP do not seem to recognize new PCI expansion cards when ForumComputer won't recognize all Memory/Ram ForumComputer won't recognize keyboard or mouse ForumInspiron B120 won't recognize drivers! ForumDisk Drive won't recognize name of CD ForumForce Unleashed Sith Edition not loading ForumCan you change the computer name remotely ForumHow to force display output on ATI HD4770 ForumHow to setup a 1GB Gigabyte Network ForumHooking up a second computer. ForumDo i have to know the pc password to vpn a computer? ForumRouter only 'works' with one computer ForumDo i need to set up multi-user mode in quickbooks if all i need is to store my c More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !