I'm trying to run the netdiag command to troubleshoot the internet connection but when I run it in cmd I get the following message:

'netdiag' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Also, I have tried typing "net diag", which gives me a syntax error, but that NET command seems to be something completely different.

Searching on google for answers gives me results that deal with Windows Server 2003; I'm on a Windows XP machine.

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    nediag is w2003 specific. Win XP does not include it, but if you detail your problem (with connection) someone may be able to suggest alternative tools for you. – wmz Oct 9 '12 at 9:38
  • I see, do you think I should start a new question or should I edit and update my current one? – Mohamed Abobakr Oct 9 '12 at 9:56
  • I would just edit current one – wmz Oct 9 '12 at 10:08
  • can he install it with w2k3 res kit? – barlop Oct 9 '12 at 11:10
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    You can download the XP version from MS at this link: support.microsoft.com/kb/914440 – CHarmon Oct 9 '12 at 15:41

NETDIAG is great for diagnosing windows domain issues, but I am wondering if perhaps you are looking for "NETSH" - the command line utility for troubleshooting and configuring network connections?

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/netsh.mspx?mfr=true

On my machine the NetDiag utility was called xpnetdiag.exe located here:

%windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

I first tried to install the update for XP from this site but when I tried to execute it I got a message box that basically stated that this utility was already installed with my Service Pack. (I have XP SP3).

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