Netsh Commands for Windows Sockets (WINSOCK)

You can use commands in the netsh winsock context to configure Windows Sockets. The Netsh commands for winsock can be run manually at the netsh prompt or in scripts and batch files.

To run these commands from the command prompt, you must either enter the netsh winsock context or prepend the context to the command. For example, if you are at the command prompt but have not typed netsh and then winsock to enter the netsh winsock context, you must type:

netsh winsock command

Where command is the command that you want to run, including all of the required parameters for the command.

This section contains the following commands.

For information on how to interpret netsh command syntax, see Formatting Legend.

Netsh winsock command reference

The following entries provide details for each command.

audit trail

Shows the audit trail of Layered Service Providers (LSPs) that have been installed and uninstalled.

Syntax

audit trail

remove provider

Removes a Winsock Layered Service Provider (LSP) from the system.

Syntax

remove provider catalog_id

Parameters

catalog_id


Required. Specifies the catalog identifier of the Layered Service Provider (LSP) that you want to remove from the system.

reset

Restores the Winsock Catalog to a clean state and uninstalls all Winsock Layered Service Providers.

Syntax

reset

Remarks

The reset command restores the Winsock Catalog to a clean state. After the command is run, all Winsock LSPs that were previously installed must be reinstalled. This command does not affect Winsock Name Space Provider entries.

show catalog

Displays the contents of the Winsock Catalog.

Syntax

show catalog

Remarks

Following is an example output of the show catalog command:

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Winsock Catalog Provider Entry
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Base Service Provider
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Description:
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MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IP]
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Provider ID:
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{E70F1AA0-AB8B-11CF-8CA3-00805F48A192}
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Provider Path:
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%SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll
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Catalog Entry ID:
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1002
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Version:
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2
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Address Family:
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2
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Max Address Length:
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16
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Min Address Length:
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16
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Socket Type:
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2
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Protocol:
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17
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Protocol Chain Length
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1
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Winsock Catalog Provider Entry
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Entry Type:
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Base Service Provider
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Description:
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MSAFD Tcpip [RAW/IP]
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Provider ID:
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{E70F1AA0-AB8B-11CF-8CA3-00805F48A192}
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Provider Path:
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%SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll
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Catalog Entry ID:
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1003
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Version:
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2
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Address Family:
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2
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Max Address Length:
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16
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Min Address Length:
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16
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Socket Type:
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3
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Protocol:
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0
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Protocol Chain Length:
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1
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Winsock Catalog Provider Entry
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Entry Type:
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Base Service Provider
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Description:
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MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IPv6]
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Provider ID:
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{F9EAB0C0-26D4-11D0-BBBF-00AA006C34E4}
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Provider Path:
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%SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll
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Catalog Entry ID:
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1004
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Version:
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2
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Address Family:
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23
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Max Address Length:
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28
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Min Address Length:
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28
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Socket Type:
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1
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Protocol:
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6
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Protocol Chain Length:
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1
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