Campus Active Directory - How to Identify Workstation Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)

Computers attached to the Campus Active Directory can be identified by their fully qualified domain name or FQDN . A computer's fully qualified domain name is in the form, [computer name].[domain]. This document will help you identify your computer's FQDN.

Examples:

bbadger.ad.wisc.edu
bbadger-pc.adtest.wisc.edu

Windows 7

  • Begin in the Start menu
  • Right-click Computer
  • Click Properties
  • The fully qualified domain name appears next to Full computer name

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Windows 8/8.1

  • Begin in the home screen
  • Type Computer
  • Right-click Computer from the search results
  • Click Properties on the bottom of the screen
  • The fully qualified domain name appears next to Full computer name

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Windows 10

  • Begin on the desktop.
  • Type Control Panel in the "Search Windows" box in the taskbar.
  • Click on System and Security.
  • Click on System.
  • The fully qualified domain name applers next to Full Computer Name.

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Mac OS

The fully qualified computer name can be determined by combining the Computer Account with the Active Directory Domain from the procedure below.

  • Open a terminal prompt
  • Enter dsconfigad -show
  • If you are connected to a domain, you will see a printout containing Computer Account and Active Directory Domain
  • If you are not connected to a domain, nothing will display and your machine does not have a fully qualified domain name

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Linux

  • Start on the desktop.
  • Open a Terminal.
  • Type hostname -A (The "A" must be captialized).
  • The Fully Qualified Domain Name will be given.

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Note: The screenshots are from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, OS X 10.10.5, and Ubuntu 15.10. Any OS X version will be similar to this one, and any Linux version will be similar to this version.

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Keywords:fully qualified domain name, fqdn, netbios, ad, cad, cads, join, domain, what domain am I joined to, display domain, identify domain, computer name   Doc ID:39180
Owner:Marc T.Group:Campus Active Directory
Created:2014-04-14 13:21 CDTUpdated:2016-04-11 10:35 CDT
Sites:Access Management Services, Campus Active Directory, DoIT Help Desk
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