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Edit the host file to add static entry for hosts that are not resolving by DNS

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Created by Con Finucane, last modified by Nigel on Feb 05, 2019

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When the Orion application cannot resolve an IP via DNS, you can add a static entry to the hosts file to allow the application to display the host name.


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  1. Go to Start > run Notepad.
  2. Right click on the Notepad icon and select Run as a administrator.
  3. Select Open from the File menu option.
  4. Select All Files (*.*) from the file type drop-down,
  5. Browse to c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  6. Open the hosts file.
  7. Add the host name and IP address to the bottom of the host file.

    The comments in this file show how to format this entry.
    For example:

  8. Save the host file.


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