NBTSTAT -A command does not resolve computer name with DNS

This article provides a workaround for an issue where the NBTSTAT -A command doesn't resolve computer name with Domain Name System (DNS).

Applies to:   Windows Server 2012 R2
Original KB number:   249874


When you use the nbtstat -a command with a remote computer and the name of the computer is resolved by DNS, you receive a Host not found error message.


To work around this problem, ping the name of the computer, and then use the IP address that is returned with the nbtstat -a command.