Windows 10: Unable to remote into PC using host/PC name, but can using dynamic IP


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
       21 May 2017 #1

    Unable to remote into PC using host/PC name, but can using dynamic IP


    Hello Everyone,

    I've been spending some time trying to figure this out and can't seem to find the problem that's affecting me. Here's what I've tried so far.


    • Changing PC name to something with only lower cases
    • Looked at "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SchedulingAgent\OldName" in registry to see if I can connect using the old PC name
    • Ensured network adapter is set to find addresses automatically. DNS is set to find address automatically etc.
    • Looked at host file, but didn't make any edits. I figured this is for static IPs, not for someone with a dynamic IP with a 24 hour lease


    I'm able to remote into my PC using the IP address, but the problem is, I'm running a dynamic IP set up for my home PC and I don't want to run a static IP. The reason why I want to remote into my PC on my home network is because I have a PC and a Macbook Pro. My Mac is for light work and menial tasks; school work, reports, documents and such, portability stuff, etc. and my PC is for gaming heavy tasks, video rendering, etc. I'm also beginning to study for my MCSA and will be running Server 2016, and SQL2016 on a VM on my gaming PC or partition it out so it's a full time server. Or just buy a dedicated server of some sort. I don't know yet.

    I can easily use a third party solution, such as TeamViewer, or Chrome Remote Desktop, but I don't like the fact it keeps things running on my screen at the same time. Meaning, I like it when my home PC is not showing what I'm doing remotely.

    When I use ipconfig /all in command prompt it says "connection-specific DNS suffix" is blank. I don't know if that's the problem or not.

    Any assistance would be great.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter
       21 May 2017 #2

    I also discovered I'm unable to trace route my desktop PC, but I'm able to do so for every other device on my home network.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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