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Which of these commands would be the best choice to provide the Windows name of a remote device at

A) ping

B) netstat -a

C) net use f: \\

D) nbtstat -A

E) tracert

F) Just yell really loudly

The answer: D) nbtstat -A

The nbtstat command provides a NetBIOS information about a device, and you can reference the device by IP address with -A or by ip address with the -a flag.

Want to know more? Watch “Network Troubleshooting at the Command Line.”

A large portion of network troubleshooting can be done at the command line. In this video, you’ll learn how to use the ping, ipconfig, tracert, netstat, nbtstat, and net commands.