Note: Windows environment (servers & workstations): I'm having a small issue here at work where a server went down and the (not very smart) tech guys don't know which server was until we give them the hostname (which we don't have, as the only guy using it was connecting through its IP instead of the hostname).
The server might be online again by when I get an answer, but just for kicks, is there a way to find out the hostname while being an external computer? My ideas are:
Ask the DHCP server with a remote command (though, I'm sure my AD user has no access to login to it :P)
Read the DNS cache (we had no success though)
Ask the AD server (though I don't think it'll work if the server isn't inside a domain, right? - and same, I might not have access to it)
Phrases like "reverse DNS" and such come to mind, but my networking knowledge isn't very sharp yet.
We also tried stuff like ping -A, nbtstat , nslookup without success. Other than those options, are there any alternatives? or there's no way to do it?