Determining IP v4 address on a PC Windows Computer

DNS computer name fails when launching Microsoft Remote Desktop Application, sometimes necessary to use the remote PC's IP v4 address to remotely connect. Please note that WCER Full DNS Computer Names do not change and are reliable to use.

If full DNS computer name fails when launching Microsoft Remote Desktop Application, it is sometimes necessary to use the remote PC's IP v4 address to connect remotely.

WCER Full DNS Computer Names do not change and are reliable to use.
IP v4 addresses are "leased" and may change when lease expires.
Because of this ip v4 leasing feature - knowing your WCER Full DNS Computer Name is essential.


Find your WCER PC ip v4 address via Command Prompt Go to "start, windows settings, command prompt"
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Once the command prompt is open – type “ipconfig” as seen below. Your computer’s IPv4 address is listed. In this case it is 128.104.150.222

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Write down the IPv4 address.  Close the Command Prompt Window with the "X" in the upper right hand corner.

Use this IP v4 info to login with the Windows Remote Desktop tool.  See  https://kb.wisc.edu/wcer/98868





Keywords:remote desktop ip ipv4 windows tools pc vpn address   Doc ID:98871
Owner:Brian G.Group:WCER Technical Services
Created:2020-03-15 18:39 CDTUpdated:2020-04-09 14:36 CDT
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