ping – Why do I get an error when pinging a windows computer by HOSTNAME from Linux Unbutu 20.04?

I have a Hyper-V Linx Ubuntu 20.04 VM
I’m trying to ping a windows box in my domain via it’s HOSTHAME.

I’ve followed some threads with this suggested fix:

sudo apt-get install libnss-winbind

I then updated /etc/nsswitch.conf to contain the following line:

hosts:          files dns wins

Now when I attempt to ping the windows machine by HOSTNAME, I get the following error:

ping SOMESERVER
ping:SOMESERVER: Name or Service not found

What do I need to do in order to get this to work?
Are there additional configuration changes that I need to make?

Thanks, JohnB