Test-NetConnection the new Ping?

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)


if you want to go more Advanced try this:

Test-NetConnection vg.no -tracerout


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



For more information about this New Nice feature for Windows Server 2012 R2 visit TechNet: