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Test-NetConnection the new Ping?

October 31, 2013

In Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft added a new PowerShell command for testing your network Connection. (It works with WIndows 8.1 also)
Can it be used for “The New ping” ? it sure can! 🙂

The Test-NetConnection cmdlet displays diagnostic information for a connection. The output includes the results of a DNS lookup, a listing of IP interfaces, an option to test a TCP connection, IPsec rules, and confirmation of connection establishment.

The command is:
Test-NetConnection “url/ip”

open PowerShell and type:

Test-NetConnection vg.no (where “vg.no” is an url or ip that you want to ping)

test-netconnection

if you want to go more Advanced try this:

Test-NetConnection vg.no -tracerout

test-netconnection-tracert

or maybe you want to do an telnet and check the for an port:

Test-NetConnection vg.no http or Test-NetConnection vg.no -port 443

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For more information about this New Nice feature for Windows Server 2012 R2 visit TechNet:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn372891.aspx

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