Some Most Important And Useful Windows DOS Commands -Part 4
- nbtstat – NetBIOS Statistics
This Windows DOS command displays NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) protocol statistics, NetBIOS name tables for both the local computer and remote computers, and the NetBIOS name cache. This is useful for IT professional.
- netstat – Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP Connections
This Windows DOS command displays active TCP connections, ports on which the computer is listening, Ethernet statistics, the IP routing table, IPv4 statistics – for the IP, ICMP, TCP, and UDP protocols, and IPv6 statistics – for the IPv6, ICMPv6, TCP over IPv6, and UDP over IPv6 protocols. If it is used without parameters, netstat displays active TCP connections.
- netsh – A network configuration tool console
when you type netsh in command prompt, netsh> prompt appears. You can use different netsh command here. Type ‘?’ in netsh command to list all the available command and type “exit” to get back to a command prompt.
- nslookup – It displays information that you can use to diagnose DNS (Domain Name System) infrastructure.
This command-line tool is available only if the TCP/IP protocol is installed in your computer. It is an useful tool for IT Professionals.
- pathping – Know packet loss at any given router or link
This Windows DOS command provides information about network latency and network loss at intermediate hops between a source and destination. As it displays packet loss at any given router or link so it is very helpful in determining which routers or subnets might be having problem in the network. This is the most useful tool for a network professional. If it is used without parameters, pathping will display help.
- perfmon – See the performance of your windows XP
This Windows DOS command allows you to open a Windows XP Performance console which is already configured with settings files from Windows NT 4.0 version of Performance Monitor.
- ping – Check if your network connection is OK
This command is used to check the IP-level connectivity to another TCP/IP computer by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo Request messages. Then the another computer sends back the Echo Reply message, along with round-trip times. Ping is the primary TCP/IP command used to troubleshoot connectivity, reachability, and name resolution. If it is used without parameters, ping displays help.
- recover – This command can recover readable information from a damaged disk and is very easy to use.
Consult the online command reference in windows xp help before using this command.
- reg – Console Registry tool for windows (Don’t use it if you don’t already know about it)
This Windows DOS command can add, change, and display registry subkey information and values in registry entries.
- regedit – Registry Editor (Don’t use it if you don’t already know about it)
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