What type of name resolution does Remote Desktop use?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Jo Winchester, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. I am looking at an issue where a user cannot connect to a server via Remote
    Desktop or Terminal services by server name. IP address is OK.
    It looks as though this is a name resolution problem.
    Can anyone tell me what type of name resolution Remote Desktop and Terminal
    services use? I am assuming it is TCP/IP Host Name resolution with DNS - but
    can anyone confirm that is it TCP/IP Host with DNS vs. NetBios over TCP/IP
    with WINS?
    Jo Winchester, Aug 1, 2005
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  2. Remote Desktop doesn't do name resoltion at all,...the OS's Networking
    subsystem does.

    If you use an IP#,...there is no resolution.
    If you use the single-word machinename,...netbios naming is used (or WINS,
    or DNS in some setups)
    If you use a dotted-notation name,...DNS is used.

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    Phillip Windell, Aug 1, 2005
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