Essential Network Troubleshooting Commands


arp -a  Shows gateway MAC address.
 gpresult  Starts the Operating System Group Policy Result tool
 ipconfig /all  Displays the full TCP/IP configuration for all adapters
 ipconfig /flushdns  Flushes the DNS resolver cache. Helpful when troubleshooting DNS name resolution problems
 nbtstat -a  Obtains info from WINS or LMHOST (discovers who is logged on)
 nbtstst -A  Gets info from WINS or LMHOST (discovers who is logged on)
 nbtstat -R  Purges and reloads the remote cache name table
 nbtstat -n  Lists local NetBIOS names.
 nbtstat -r  Useful for detecting errors when browsing WINS or NetBIOS
 netstat -ab  The b switch links each used port with its application
 netstat -an  Shows open ports
 netstat -an 1 | find “15868”  Locates only lines with the number 15868 and redisplays every one second
 netstat -an | find”LISTENING”      Shows open ports with LISTENING status
 net use   Retrieves a list of network connections
 net use file://1.2.3.4/  Sees if the machine can poll IP 1.2.3.4
 net user  Shows user account for the computer
 net user /domain  Displays user accounts for the domain
 net user /domain <UserName>  Shows account details for specific user
 net group /domain  Shows group accounts for the domain
 net view  Displays domains in the network
 net view /domain  Specifies computers available in a specific domain
 net view /domain: <DomainName> | more  Shows user accounts from specific domain
 net view /cache   Shows workstation names
 nslookup  Looks up IP/hostnames and displays information helpful in diagnosing DNS issues
 ping -a  Resolves IP to Hostname
 ping -t  Pings host until stopped
 set U  Shows which user is logged on
 set L  Shows the logon server
 telnet <IP> <port>  Confirms whether the port is open

net use %LOGONSERVER%       Use this command to hit the Domain Controller resulting in DC Agent                                                              picking up the user name you logged onto the server with.

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