Ever had this?
Your colleagues are connecting fine and your IT service desk say everything is functioning normally and it's just YOU!
If you are on a network that frequently loses connection or simply forgets what intranet site you were trying to access and your usual solution is a reboot, then this tool may be for you.
In my environment, I am working with a Visual Studio 2008 IDE (Business Intelligence Development Studio - BIDS) along with Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (TFS). Sometimes I'll check out an item from TFS and before I get to update it, my connection will drop and my computer will say that it could not connect to either the TFS or my target deploy location.
I found a quicker fix than rebooting your computer which is to open a command prompt and to type "ipconfig /flushdns" then "ipconfig /registerdns" and the connections would have been restored. As I love automation and reducing processes to single-click fixes, I made this teeny tiny program to run the above commands and check the error levels.
1) Decompress to a folder of your choosing
2) Run the EXE (there is no install process, it should just start)
- Display internal and external IP address
- Display flushdns errorlevel
- Display registerdns errorlevel
- Change color to green if successful, red if failed.
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see
This software uses portions by the following third parties:
* AutoHotkey v1.0.48.05 -- http://autohotkey.com/
* Joes Brains v0.1 alpha -- http://joellipman.com/
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