Powershell: Get FQDN Hostname


I want to retrieve the FQDN name of windows server via powershell script. I have found 2 solution so far:

$server =  Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock {hostname}

Above line will print just the short name of the server

$sysinfo = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ComputerSystem
$server = “{0}.{1}” -f $sysinfo.Name, $sysinfo.Domain

Above two line will get me the FQDN but this looks really nasty code to retrieve just the hostname 🙁

So, My question is, is there an easier way to get the FQDN in powershell. I am a bash/perl coder and recently picked up powershell.. so finding it difficult.



How about: "$env:computername.$env:userdnsdomain"

This actually only works if the user is logged into a domain (i.e. no local accounts), logged into the same domain as the server, and doesn’t work with disjointed name space AD configurations.

Use this as referenced in another answer:

$myFQDN=(Get-WmiObject win32_computersystem).DNSHostName+"."+(Get-WmiObject win32_computersystem).Domain ; Write-Host $myFQDN

Answered By – aquinas

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