C:\Users\david>nslookup home-pi3
Server:  UnKnown

Name:    home-pi3

C:\Users\david>ping home-pi3
Ping request could not find host home-pi3. Please check the name and try again.

C:\Users\david>ping home-pi3.

Pinging home-pi3 [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=100ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
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    When you put a dot, you are saying the hostname is fully qualified, otherwise it will add your DNS suffix. What is doing the resolution? DNS or a hostfile? – Paul May 19 '16 at 0:03
  • Thanks for your response. I'm using DNS for resolution. How do I know what my DNS suffix is? I checked my Advanced TCP/IP settings and there's no DNS suffix set there. This computer is not part of any AD domain. – boozedog May 19 '16 at 10:25
  • The same question was asked the same day, and is here: superuser.com/questions/1078467/… – Paul May 19 '16 at 10:32
  • If you want to just use home-pi3 and not home-pi3. then please see my answer to a similar question. – Frederik Aalund Oct 9 '17 at 11:55

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