Windows8 Commands [Part 8]


This post is the sequel of the windows 8 Commands post. To view the previous post, click here Windows8 Commands.

The list of Commands are,


The nbtstat command is used to show TCP/IP information and other statistical information about a remote computer.


The net command is used to display, configure, and correct a wide variety of network settings.


The net1 command is used to display, configure, and correct a wide variety of network settings.

The net command should be used instead of the net1 command. The net1 command was made available in some early versions of Windows as a temporary fix for a Y2K issue that the net command had. The net1 command remains in Windows 8 only for compatibility with older programs and scripts that utilized the command.


The netcfg command is used to install the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE), a lightweight version of Windows used to deploy workstations.


The netsh command is used to start Network Shell, a command-line utility used to manage the network configuration of the local, or a remote, computer.


The netstat command is most commonly used to display all open network connections and listening ports.


The nlsfunc command is used to load information specific to a particular country or region.

The nlsfunc command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and is only available in 32-bit versions to support older MS-DOS files.


The nltest command is used to test secure channels between Windows computers in a domain and between domain controllers that are trusting other domains.

The nltest command was first available in Windows 8.


The nslookup is most commonly used to display the hostname of an entered IP address. The nslookup command queries your configured DNS server to discover the IP address.


The ocsetup command starts the Windows Optional Component Setup tool, used to install additional Windows features.


The openfiles command is used to display and disconnect open files and folders on a system.


The path command is used to display or set a specific path available to executable files.


The pathping command functions much like the tracert command but will also report information about network latency and loss at each hop.


The pause command is used within a batch or script file to pause the processing of the file. When the pause command is used, a Press any key to continue… message displays in the command window.


The ping command sends an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo Request message to a specified remote computer to verify IP-level connectivity.


The pkgmgr command is used to start the Windows Package Manager from the Command Prompt. Package Manager installs, uninstalls, configures, and updates features and packages for Windows.


The pnpunattend command is used to automate the installation of hardware device drivers.


The pnputil command is used to start the Microsoft PnP Utility, a tool used to install a Plug and Play device from the command line.


The popd command is used to change the current directory to the one most recently stored by the pushd command. The popd command is most often utilized from within a batch or script file.


The powercfg command is used to manage the Windows power management settings from the command line.


The print command is used to print a specified text file to a specified printing device.


The prompt command is used to customize the appearance of the prompt text in Command Prompt.


The pushd command is used to store a directory for use, most commonly from within a batch or script program.


The pwlauncher command is used to enable, disable, or show the status of your Windows To Go startup options.


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