ARCHIVED: In Windows, how do I find my computer's hostname?
To find your computer's hostname:
In Windows 7, Vista, or XP
- In Windows 7, from the
Computer. In Vista and XP, on the desktop, right-click
Properties. In Windows XP, then click the
Note: If this doesn't match what you see, refer to Getting around in Windows.
- In the window that appears, your computer name will be displayed under "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" (Windows 7 and Vista) or next to "Full computer name:" (XP).
Using the command prompt
- From the
Accessories, and then
- In the window that opens, at the prompt, enter
hostname. The result on the next line of the command prompt window will display the hostname of the machine without the domain.
Note: Applications running on Unix systems are case sensitive, and recognize bl-uits-xxxxx and BL-UITS-XXXXX as two different computers. If you are providing your computer's hostname to be used on one of these systems, be careful to indicate the correct character case.
Last modified on November 07, 2013.