Sunday, October 6, 2013

Test-NetConnection

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 include a new PowerShell cmdlet with the name of Test-NetConnection or TNC.  The default usage will return general information.

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The –TraceRoute flag will attempt to display trace route data.

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The –Port flag will allow testing of a specific TCP port.

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The cmdlet has some built-in aliases for some common services, such as RDP.

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Other aliases would include SMB, HTTP, and PING.

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The flag –InformationLevel Detailed can be used to obtain more data.

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