hostname

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Displays the host name portion of the full computer name of the computer.

Important

This command is available only if the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol is installed as a component in the properties of a network adapter in Network.

Syntax

hostname

Parameters

Parameter Description
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Any parameter different than /? produces an error message and sets the errorlevel to 1.

Notes

  • Environment variable %COMPUTERNAME% usually will print the same string as hostname, but in uppercase.
  • If environment variable _CLUSTER_NETWORK_NAME_ is defined, hostname will print its value.

Examples

  • To display the name of the computer, type:
hostname
  • To display the name of the computer in uppercase:
echo %COMPUTERNAME%
  • To alter the hostname output:
set "_CLUSTER_NETWORK_NAME_=Altered Computer Name"
hostname

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