Fix Python – Getting name of windows computer running python script?


Asked By – Eric Palakovich Carr

I have a couple Windows computers on my network that will be running a python script. A different set of configuration options should be used in the script depending on which computer is running this script.

How would I get that computer name in the python script?

Let’s say the script was running on a computer named DARK-TOWER, I’d like to write something like this:

>>> python.library.get_computer_name()

Is there a standard or third party library I can use?

Now we will see solution for issue: Getting name of windows computer running python script?


It turns out there are three options (including the two already answered earlier):

>>> import platform
>>> import socket
>>> import os
>>> platform.node()
>>> socket.gethostname()
>>> os.environ['COMPUTERNAME']

This question is answered By – Eric Palakovich Carr

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