New ways to do old things
Networking IT pros in the Windows Server space have been using a number of console applications to perform basic diagnostics for decades. Tools such as
NSlookup are used by IT pros all over the world. The network shell (
netsh) is another veritable Swiss Army Knife set of tools to configure and manage Windows networking components.
PowerShell implements a number of cmdlets that do some of the tasks that older Win32 console applications provided. Cmdlets, such as
Resolve-DnsName, are newer alternatives to
These cmdlets also add useful functionality. For example, using
Test-NetConnection enables you to check whether a host that might block ICMP ...