Net view

Published: April 15, 2012

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Displays a list of domains, computers, or resources that are being shared by the specified computer. Used without parameters, net view displays a list of computers in your current domain.

net view [\\ComputerName [/CACHE] | [/ALL] | /DOMAIN[:DomainName]]


Parameter Definition


Specifies the computer that contains the shared resources that you want to view.


Displays the offline client caching settings for the resources on the specified computer.


Displays all the shares including the $ shares


Specifies the domain for which you want to view the available computers. If you omit DomainName, /domain displays all of the domains in the network.

  • Use the net view command to display a list of computers. The output is similar to the following:

    Server Name           Remark
    \\Production          Production file server
    \\Print1              Printer room, first floor
    \\Print2              Printer room, second floor

To see a list of the resources shared by the \\Production computer, type:

net view \\production

To see a list of the computers in the sales domain or workgroup, type:

net view /domain:sales

Community Additions