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1 5th December 23:50
col
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Default Im showing up on the network with a minint-****** address


Hi all,

My computer is showning up on the network with a minint-****** username
where ****** is random characters, different each time I boot.

This is causing problems with network monitoring.

Is there a reason for this behavior and can it be fixed to use my computer
username.

Regards Col
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2 5th December 23:51
steven l umbach
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What is actually changing the computer name or IP address? Your post subject
says address and then you say name?? If the computer is using DHCP it could
have a different IP address at each startup though unlikely because of
address leases being 8 days by default I believe but the DHCP server could
have shorter lease times. If you could post the results of ipconfig /all
before and after a reboot then that could be helpful information. ---
Steve
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3 5th December 23:53
frank saunders ms-mvp oe
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http://support.microsoft.com/dllhelp/

It isn't complete, but it can be useful.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE
"Anyone who prefers security over freedom deserves neither."
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4 9th December 03:20
col
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Its the computer name, sorry.
The IP address is always the same.
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5 9th December 03:21
roger abell mvp
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Which computer name ?? The name as seen how ?
As Steve requested, ipconfig output would clear all up.
For example, if you are getting the IP from the ISP and
they are changing the IP and if you are viewing the "name"
so that you are seeing the hostname from the DNS entry
for the IP, then that would explain what you report.
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6 14th December 06:54
col
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Here is the IPConfig detail.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : col-xp4
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : rj.com.au

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : rj.com.au
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop
Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-07-E9-00-F4-48
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.106
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.5
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.5
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.5
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.5
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, 1 March 2006 12:13:40
PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, 9 March 2006 12:13:40
PM

The IP Address is always 10.10.10.106 unless the computer is off for a
weekor so.

Regards Col
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7 14th December 06:54
col
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Addition to last reply its this computer (10.10.10.106 col-xp4) seen from
surfcontrol as (10.10.10.106 minint-ids6pr)
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8 14th December 06:56
roger abell mvp
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10.10.10.106 is a non-routable IP address, meaning it is used
only within the network of your network access provider.
When you go beyond their network it is with another address
provided for you, probably with a NAT translation device.
When the machine you are using is examined, the external
machine is seeing your machine's name according to how your
network access provider has determined (minimt-ids6pr)
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9 16th December 15:48
byron hynes [ms]
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Minint names are usually because a machine was booted or imaged from a Windows
Pre-Execution (WinPE) environment, or was set up using WinPE at the factory
and not changed by the user at first startup.

Right-click on the "My computer" icon, choose properties, go to the "computer
name" tab, and click the "change" button.

If your computer name is changing every time you boot, my guess is that something
was not installed correctly, and the OS is probably damaged (or pirated).

Byron Hynes
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Microsoft Corporation

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10 25th December 02:35
col
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Hi Byron,

The system was installed from our corporate licence cd so it isn't pirated.
My Computer/computer name does not change. The minint-***xx is showing up
when Surfcontrol Webfilter is resolving the workstation names.
The system has been restored from a backup image on the network using a
winpe bootable cd but the image should have had no trace of winpe.

Regards

Col
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