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Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference

Microsoft Corporation

Published: May, 2010

Authors: James McIllece, Brit Weston, Jim Holtzman, Greg Lindsay, Corey Plett, Dave Bishop, Karen Carncross

Editors: Fran Tooke, Scott Somohano, Allyson Adley, Jim Becker, and Jeanne Hunt


The Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference for Windows Server® 2008 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 provides a comprehensive command reference for networking technologies such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Network Policy Server (NPS), Network Access Protection (NAP), Network Tracing, and Routing and Remote Access, among many other technologies for which there are netsh commands. Netsh commands offer an alternative to configuring network technologies using the Windows interface. You can run netsh commands in batch files and scripts, and you can run them from the netsh prompt by manually typing commands. You can use netsh commands to configure both local and remote computers.