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10 things you should know about the NETSH tool

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Executive Summary

NETSH is a lesser-known command-line tool that can help you cut to the chase when you need to perform various networking tasks. These pointers will help you use it to streamline your configuration, administration, and documentation chores.

Despite its power and versatility, NETSH is often passed over in favor of GUI admin tools. Yet once you get the hang of it, NETSH can save you tons of time. IT pro Rick Vanover offers this look at key NETSH features and usage scenarios, including:


  • Understanding contexts, such as DHCP server administration and remote access server configuration
  • Exporting and importing network configurations
  • Dynamically changing TCP/IP addresses
  • Working in interactive and noninteractive mode
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