You'll have to hit it by the IP address - there are ways to get that.
Through the Pi
ifconfig and you will see your network details. If you are connected through ethernet, it will probably be called
eth0. A wireless card will be called
Run CMD and type in
arp -a to get all ip addresses that have previously connected with your network - however, this will not give the names of anything, so you'll have to narrow it down after that. Furthermore, if the Raspberry Pi has not linked with the network and cached within the last five minutes, the IP will not be listed, so it is not a completely accurate solution.
I also found a nifty program that is (as far as I know) free. It's called Advanced IP Scanner and is located here.
Generally my method of VNC'ing into my pi when it isn't attached to the screen is this:
- Make sure the pi is on a network and plugged in
- Run Advanced IP Scanner
- Log into it.
ping raspberrypi.mshome.netwould work?