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Command prompt syntax to show Computer Name

Computers on a network have a unique names so they can be recognize, identify and communicate with each other. It is a label given to a device connected to a computer network and that is used to name a device in various forms of electronic communication.

Here’s how to determine and find the computer name using the command prompt:

echo %computername%

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>echo %computername%
HP-PC

C:\Windows\system32>

ipconfig /all

The command displays full configuration information.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hp-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

hostname

The command directly prints the name of the current host

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>hostname
hp-PC

C:\Windows\system32>

For easy recognizable names, it’s best to keep the computer name fifteen character or less. It is also recommend to use only internet standard  characters.

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