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Useful Windows Commands

  1. ipconfig: Used to see the IP address and the gateway mask. Can also be used to
    1. ipconfig /all: Displays all the available information for a system
    2. ipconfig /displaydns: This will display the local dns file
    3. ipconfig /flushdns: This command will clear the local dns file
  2. systeminfo: Get the operating system information using this command
    1. systeminfo /S <systemname> /U <username>: Get the operating system information for a remote system using this command
  3. tasklist: Does the same thing that starting a task manager would do…Display a list of tasks running on the system.
    1. taskkill /im <imagename>: Kills the process with the image name provided
    2. taskkill /pid <processid>: Kills the process with the process id provided
  4. type: read a file from command line using type…
  5. netstat: You can get to know who/what is getting connected to your system Smile 
    1. netstat –a: displays all connection info
    2. netstat –b: displays the executable name in the netstat output
    3. netstat –n: sorts the netstat output in numerical form
  6. nslookup: Looks up for the DNS for a system


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