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How can I get the DNS name of a system?

How can I get the DNS of a machine? I was asked to check whether each of the machines in a particular process could ping each other using the DNS. I can ping each using the IP address, but I am specifically being asked to ping each of them using the DNS. I am running Win2000.
There are many ways to get the DNS name of a system. You could do a "ping -a" on the IP address and see if a reverse lookup will provide it for you. You could also run "ipconfig /all" on each machine, which would also show you the host name and fully-qualified domain name. Or, you can use WMI (along with the Scriptomatic tool on the TechNet Script Center site) to programmatically read the value.

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