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
The following is the order Windows uses when attempting to resolve a host name.
- Checks if the name queried is itself
- Checks the local Hosts file
- Checks the Domain Name System (DNS)
- Checks NetBIOS