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3161614 - Check a port or connection to a remote host with Windows on-board tools 'PowerShell'


It seems like a connection can't be established to the remote server. Is there an option to check on a Microsoft Windows Server with tools like 'PowerShell' the connectivity?


You can use the 'PowerShell*' to check the connection inclusive a port with the CMD "Test". You can find a full documentation on Microsoft documentation pages*

powershellPowerShell CMD

powershellSuccessful Result Test-NetConnection -ComputerName "" -Port 80 -InformationLevel "Detailed" ComputerName : RemoteAddress : xxx.x.xx.xx RemotePort : 80 NameResolutionResults : xxx.x.xx.xx MatchingIPsecRules : NetworkIsolationContext : Internet IsAdmin : False InterfaceAlias : Ethernet SourceAddress : xxx.x.xx.xx NetRoute (NextHop) : xxx.x.xx.xx TcpTestSucceeded : True ]]>

powershellUnsuccessful result Test-NetConnection -ComputerName "" -Port 20 -InformationLevel "Detailed" WARNUNG: TCP connect to (xxx.x.xx.xx : 20) failed ]]>

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For older Version of Power Shell (like Windows 7) you can use the following command to test the connection/port:

powershellVersion 2 or earlier


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