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INFO: Windows TCP/IP Troubleshooting Tools

Date:   22 Nov 2006
Time:   15:19:49 -0500


Windows TCP/IP Troubleshooting Tools

Arp -  Allows viewing and editing of the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) cache.
Hostname -  Displays the host name of the computer.
Ipconfig -  Displays the current TCP/IP configuration for both IPv4 and IPv6. Also used to manage Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)-allocated IPv4 address configurations, display or flush the DNS client resolver cache, and register DNS names.
Nbtstat -  Displays NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) configuration and allows management of the NetBIOS name cache.
Netsh -  Configuration tool for many network services. For each network service, there is a context containing commands specific for that service. For the netsh interface ip and netsh interface ipv6 contexts, displays and administers TCP/IP protocol settings on either the local computer or a remote computer.
Netstat -  Displays protocol statistics and information on current TCP connections.
Nslookup -  Performs DNS queries and displays the results.
Ping -  Sends Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo or Internet Control Message Protocol for IPv6 (ICMPv6) Echo Request messages to test reachability.
Route -  Allows viewing of the IPv4 and IPv6 routing tables and editing of the IPv4 routing table.
Tracert -  Sends ICMP Echo or ICMPv6 Echo Request messages to trace the network route taken by IPv4 or IPv6 packets to a specific destination.
Pathping -  Sends ICMP Echo or ICMPv6 Echo Request messages to trace the route an IPv4 or IPv6 packet takes to a destination and displays information on packet losses for each router and link in the path.
SNMP service -  Provides status and statistical information to Simple Network Management System (SNMP) management systems.
Event Viewer -  Records errors and events.
Performance Logs and Alerts -  Logs TCP/IP core protocol performance and sends alerts (the SNMP service must be installed).
Network Monitor -  Captures and displays the contents of TCP/IP packets sent to and from computers running Windows Server 2003.
Netdiag -  Runs a series of diagnostics test on networking components. Netdiag is installed as part of the Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Support Tools in the Support\Tools folder of the Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 product CD-ROM.
Telnet -  Tests TCP connection establishment between two nodes.
Ttcp -  Listens for and sends TCP segment data or UDP messages between two nodes. Ttcp.exe is provided with Windows Server 2003 in the Valueadd\Msft\Net\Tools folder of the Windows Server 2003 product CD-ROM.

Last changed: 07/19/10

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