Troubleshooting the LMHOSTS File

When using the LMHOSTS file, problems, like failure to locate a remote computer, can occur due to the presence in the LMHOSTS file of one or more of the following errors:

  • Absence of an entry for the remote server.

  • Misspelling of a computer's NetBIOS name. (Note that NetBIOS names are automatically converted to uppercase.)

  • Invalid IP address for a computer name.

  • Missing the required carriage return character at the end of the last entry.