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Port Query Tool (portqry.exe) in Windows 7

One of the great new tools included in Windows 7 is the port query command line tool known as portqry.exe

It allows you to query a specific TCP/IP port on a remote computer or server to see if it is listening. This is great for troubleshooting network connectivity issues – especially when you can’t ping a server due to firewall restrictions.

A quick way to use this tool is type the following into a command prompt:

portqry -n -e 80

The tool will resolve the URL to an IP address and see if it can talk to port 80.

For more details on usage see

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