Q. Is a graphical front end available for the Portqry tool?

A. Microsoft provides a graphical UI for the Portqry tool--Portqryui--which you can download at Microsoft download site. Portqryui provides command sets for ports to query for, including

  • Domains and Trusts
  • IP Security (IPSec)
  • Networking
  • SQL Server service
  • Web service
  • Exchange Server
  • NetMeeting
  • miscellaneous

Like Portqry, Portqryui can be configured to run against the local box (IP address, the standard loopback address) or a remote IP address or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN). When you view the output of the Portqryui tool, you'll see the actual commands that portqryui.exe passes to portqry.exe, which the Figure shows. You could write a script that lets you automate these commands.

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