Monday, June 06, 2005

IR Tools

I ran across something this morning over on Mike Howard's blog about the use of netsh in troubleshooting the XP SP 2 firewall. The blog entry points to an MS KB article entitled, "Troubleshooting Windows Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2". I'm always on the lookout for good tools to use, and this one looks great for getting some pretty good information from XP systems, particularly concerning the firewall.

It may not be abundantly clear what I'm talking about if you read the above KB article, so start by taking a look at netsh.exe on an XP box by typing "netsh /?" at the command prompt. There are several options available, but if you're interested in just collecting information about the XP firewall, type "netsh firewall show /?".

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