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TN WW169 Windows Host Name Resolution Order

Description

 

This article from InSource shows the Windows Host Name Resolution Order. This is importiant when setting up Wonderware communications.

  • Author: Benjamin Davis
  • Published: 12/30/2016
  • Applies to: Windows 2012 R2

Details

The following is the order Windows uses when attempting to resolve a host name.

  1. Checks if the name queried is itself
  2. Checks the local Hosts file
  3. Checks the Domain Name System (DNS)
  4. Checks NetBIOS