Sunday, March 13, 2011

Flush/Clear Windows host name to IP

Generally, Windows machine's host name to IP resolution is managed by NetBIOS. This is specially true for machines in a workgroup environment.

There are cases where the NetBIOS name resolution on the local machine can get out of sync against other machines IP address and host name. This can happen when the machine has been  turned off for a few hours and  the IP getting reused.

Since file sharing and any other network related activities in Windows commonly uses host name then this can get problematic if you need to access network shares. Now to fix this out of sync scenario, run the following command:

nbtstat -R

This should clear the local name to IP cache.

2 comments:

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