How can you find out which process is listening on a TCP or UDP port on Windows?

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How can you find out which process is listening on a TCP or UDP port on Windows?

This question is tagged with windows networking port

~ Asked on 2008-09-07 06:26:12

33 Answers


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New answer, powershell

TCP

Get-Process -Id (Get-NetTCPConnection -LocalPort YourPortNumberHere).OwningProcess

UDP

Get-Process -Id (Get-NetUDPEndpoint -LocalPort YourPortNumberHere).OwningProcess

Old answer, cmd

 C:\> netstat -a -b

(Add -n to stop it trying to resolve hostnames, which will make it a lot faster.)

Note Dane's recommendation for TCPView. It looks very useful!

-a Displays all connections and listening ports.

-b Displays the executable involved in creating each connection or listening port. In some cases well-known executables host multiple independent components, and in these cases the sequence of components involved in creating the connection or listening port is displayed. In this case the executable name is in [] at the bottom, on top is the component it called, and so forth until TCP/IP was reached. Note that this option can be time-consuming and will fail unless you have sufficient permissions.

-n Displays addresses and port numbers in numerical form.

-o Displays the owning process ID associated with each connection.

~ Answered on 2008-09-07 06:28:33


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There's a native GUI for Windows:

  • Start menu → All ProgramsAccessoriesSystem ToolsResource Monitor

Or Run resmon.exe, or from Task Manager's performance tab.

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~ Answered on 2014-05-18 05:02:54


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For Windows:

netstat -aon | find /i "listening"

~ Answered on 2008-09-07 06:32:10


255

Use TCPView if you want a GUI for this. It's the old Sysinternals application that Microsoft bought out.

~ Answered on 2008-09-07 06:38:37


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The -b switch mentioned in most answers requires you to have administrative privileges on the machine. You don't really need elevated rights to get the process name!

Find the pid of the process running in the port number (e.g., 8080)

netstat -ano | findStr "8080"

Find the process name by pid

tasklist /fi "pid eq 2216"

find process by TCP/IP port

~ Answered on 2018-01-24 03:50:42


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You can get more information if you run the following command:

netstat -aon | find /i "listening" |find "port"

using the 'Find' command allows you to filter the results. find /i "listening" will display only ports that are 'Listening'. Note, you need the /i to ignore case, otherwise you would type find "LISTENING". | find "port" will limit the results to only those containing the specific port number. Note, on this it will also filter in results that have the port number anywhere in the response string.

~ Answered on 2013-10-08 18:56:07


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  1. Open a command prompt window (as Administrator) From "Start\Search box" Enter "cmd" then right-click on "cmd.exe" and select "Run as Administrator"

  2. Enter the following text then hit Enter.

    netstat -abno

    -a Displays all connections and listening ports.

    -b Displays the executable involved in creating each connection or listening port. In some cases well-known executables host multiple independent components, and in these cases the sequence of components involved in creating the connection or listening port is displayed. In this case the executable name is in [] at the bottom, on top is the component it called, and so forth until TCP/IP was reached. Note that this option can be time-consuming and will fail unless you have sufficient permissions.

    -n Displays addresses and port numbers in numerical form.

    -o Displays the owning process ID associated with each connection.

  3. Find the Port that you are listening on under "Local Address"

  4. Look at the process name directly under that.

NOTE: To find the process under Task Manager

  1. Note the PID (process identifier) next to the port you are looking at.

  2. Open Windows Task Manager.

  3. Select the Processes tab.

  4. Look for the PID you noted when you did the netstat in step 1.

    • If you don’t see a PID column, click on View / Select Columns. Select PID.

    • Make sure “Show processes from all users” is selected.

~ Answered on 2012-11-08 01:49:31


59

Get PID and Image Name

Use only one command:

for /f "tokens=5" %a in ('netstat -aon ^| findstr 9000') do tasklist /FI "PID eq %a"

where 9000 should be replaced by your port number.

The output will contain something like this:

Image Name                     PID Session Name        Session#    Mem Usage
========================= ======== ================ =========== ============
java.exe                      5312 Services                   0    130,768 K

Explanation:

  • it iterates through every line from the output of the following command:

    netstat -aon | findstr 9000
    
  • from every line, the PID (%a - the name is not important here) is extracted (PID is the 5th element in that line) and passed to the following command

    tasklist /FI "PID eq 5312"
    

If you want to skip the header and the return of the command prompt, you can use:

echo off & (for /f "tokens=5" %a in ('netstat -aon ^| findstr 9000') do tasklist /NH /FI "PID eq %a") & echo on

Output:

java.exe                      5312 Services                   0    130,768 K

~ Answered on 2016-02-10 10:17:05


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First we find the process id of that particular task which we need to eliminate in order to get the port free:

Type

netstat -n -a -o

After executing this command in the Windows command line prompt (cmd), select the pid which I think the last column. Suppose this is 3312.

Now type

taskkill /F /PID 3312

You can now cross check by typing the netstat command.

NOTE: sometimes Windows doesn’t allow you to run this command directly on CMD, so first you need to go with these steps:

From the start menu -> command prompt (right click on command prompt, and run as administrator)

~ Answered on 2014-08-23 15:25:04


34

To get a list of all the owning process IDs associated with each connection:

netstat -ao |find /i "listening"

If want to kill any process have the ID and use this command, so that port becomes free

Taskkill /F /IM PID of a process

~ Answered on 2014-04-17 14:38:27


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It is very simple to get the port number from a PID in Windows.

The following are the steps:

  1. Go to run → type cmd → press Enter.

  2. Write the following command...

    netstat -aon | findstr [port number]
    

    (Note: Don't include square brackets.)

  3. Press Enter...

  4. Then cmd will give you the detail of the service running on that port along with the PID.

  5. Open Task Manager and hit the service tab and match the PID with that of the cmd, and that's it.

~ Answered on 2016-05-30 06:36:12


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With PowerShell 5 on Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016, run Get-NetTCPConnection cmdlet. I guess that it should also work on older Windows versions.

The default output of Get-NetTCPConnection does not include Process ID by some reason and it is a bit confusing. However, you could always get it by formatting the output. The property you are looking for is OwningProcess.

  • If you want to find out the ID of the process that is listening on port 443, run this command:

      PS C:\> Get-NetTCPConnection -LocalPort 443 | Format-List
    
      LocalAddress   : ::
      LocalPort      : 443
      RemoteAddress  : ::
      RemotePort     : 0
      State          : Listen
      AppliedSetting :
      OwningProcess  : 4572
      CreationTime   : 02.11.2016 21:55:43
      OffloadState   : InHost
    
  • Format the output to a table with the properties you look for:

      PS C:\> Get-NetTCPConnection -LocalPort 443 | Format-Table -Property LocalAddress, LocalPort, State, OwningProcess
    
      LocalAddress LocalPort  State OwningProcess
      ------------ ---------  ----- -------------
      ::                 443 Listen          4572
      0.0.0.0            443 Listen          4572
    
  • If you want to find out a name of the process, run this command:

      PS C:\> Get-Process -Id (Get-NetTCPConnection -LocalPort 443).OwningProcess
    
      Handles  NPM(K)    PM(K)      WS(K)     CPU(s)     Id  SI ProcessName
      -------  ------    -----      -----     ------     --  -- -----------
      143      15     3448      11024              4572   0 VisualSVNServer
    

~ Answered on 2016-11-02 19:19:44


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To find out which specific process (PID) is using which port:

netstat -anon | findstr 1234

Where 1234 is the PID of your process. [Go to Task Manager → Services/Processes tab to find out the PID of your application.]

~ Answered on 2018-12-14 06:55:15


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Just open a command shell and type (saying your port is 123456):

netstat -a -n -o | find "123456"

You will see everything you need.

The headers are:

 Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State           PID
 TCP    0.0.0.0:37             0.0.0.0:0              LISTENING       1111

This is as mentioned here.

~ Answered on 2017-01-25 00:13:23


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If you'd like to use a GUI tool to do this there's Sysinternals' TCPView.

~ Answered on 2008-09-07 06:40:26


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  1. Open the command prompt - start → Runcmd, or start menu → All ProgramsAccessoriesCommand Prompt.

  2. Type

    netstat -aon | findstr '[port_number]'
    

Replace the [port_number] with the actual port number that you want to check and hit Enter.

  1. If the port is being used by any application, then that application’s detail will be shown. The number, which is shown at the last column of the list, is the PID (process ID) of that application. Make note of this.
  2. Type

    tasklist | findstr '[PID]'
    

Replace the [PID] with the number from the above step and hit Enter.

  1. You’ll be shown the application name that is using your port number.

~ Answered on 2019-05-09 12:18:07


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Netstat:

  • -a displays all connection and listening ports
  • -b displays executables
  • -n stop resolve hostnames (numerical form)
  • -o owning process

    netstat -bano | findstr "7002"
    
    netstat -ano > ano.txt 
    

The Currports tool helps to search and filter

~ Answered on 2018-09-23 05:05:33


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Type in the command: netstat -aon | findstr :DESIRED_PORT_NUMBER

For example, if I want to find port 80: netstat -aon | findstr :80

This answer was originally posted to this question.

~ Answered on 2016-11-22 15:36:53


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netstat -ao and netstat -ab tell you the application, but if you're not a system administrator you'll get "The requested operation requires elevation".

It's not ideal, but if you use Sysinternals' Process Explorer you can go to specific processes' properties and look at the TCP tab to see if they're using the port you're interested in. It is a bit of a needle and haystack thing, but maybe it'll help someone...

~ Answered on 2014-03-13 19:57:41


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I recommend CurrPorts from NirSoft.

CurrPorts can filter the displayed results. TCPView doesn't have this feature.

Note: You can right click a process's socket connection and select "Close Selected TCP Connections" (You can also do this in TCPView). This often fixes connectivity issues I have with Outlook and Lync after I switch VPNs. With CurrPorts, you can also close connections from the command line with the "/close" parameter.

~ Answered on 2015-06-29 22:07:20


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Follow these tools: From cmd: C:\> netstat -anob with Administrator privileges.

Process Explorer

Process Dump

Port Monitor

All from sysinternals.com.

If you just want to know process running and threads under each process, I recommend learning about wmic. It is a wonderful command-line tool, which gives you much more than you can know.

Example:

c:\> wmic process list brief /every:5

The above command will show an all process list in brief every 5 seconds. To know more, you can just go with /? command of windows , for example,

c:\> wmic /?
c:\> wmic process /?
c:\> wmic prcess list /?

And so on and so forth. :)

~ Answered on 2013-08-11 18:39:52


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A single-line solution that helps me is this one. Just substitute 3000 with your port:

$P = Get-Process -Id (Get-NetTCPConnection -LocalPort 3000).OwningProcess; Stop-Process $P.Id

Edit: Changed kill to Stop-Process for more PowerShell-like language

~ Answered on 2019-02-03 14:46:41


7

Use:

netstat -a -o

This shows the PID of the process running on a particular port.

Keep in mind the process ID and go to Task Manager and services or details tab and end the process which has the same PID.

Thus you can kill a process running on a particular port in Windows.

~ Answered on 2013-08-13 02:32:08


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For those using PowerShell, try Get-NetworkStatistics:

> Get-NetworkStatistics | where Localport -eq 8000


ComputerName  : DESKTOP-JL59SC6
Protocol      : TCP
LocalAddress  : 0.0.0.0
LocalPort     : 8000
RemoteAddress : 0.0.0.0
RemotePort    : 0
State         : LISTENING
ProcessName   : node
PID           : 11552

~ Answered on 2016-08-25 13:36:42


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To find pid who using port 8000

netstat -aon | findstr '8000'

To Kill that Process in windows

taskkill /pid pid /f

where pid is the process id which you get form first command

~ Answered on 2020-07-14 06:13:43


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Using PowerShell... ...this would be your friend (replace 8080 with your port number):

 netstat -abno | Select-String -Context 0,1 -Pattern 8080

Sample output

>   TCP    0.0.0.0:8080           0.0.0.0:0              LISTENING         2920
   [tnslsnr.exe]
>   TCP    [::]:8080              [::]:0                 LISTENING         2920
   [tnslsnr.exe]

So in this example tnslsnr.exe (OracleXE database) is listening on port 8080.

Quick explanation

  • Select-String is used to filter the lengthy output of netstat for the relevant lines.
  • -Pattern tests each line against a regular expression.
  • -Context 0,1 will output 0 leading lines and 1 trailing line for each pattern match.

~ Answered on 2017-12-28 09:06:54


6

Programmatically, you need stuff from iphlpapi.h, for example GetTcpTable2(). Structures like MIB_TCP6ROW2 contain the owner PID.

~ Answered on 2018-11-05 18:16:10


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In case someone need an equivalent for macOS like I did, here is it:

lsof -i tcp:8080

After you get the PID of the process, you can kill it with:

kill -9 <PID>

~ Answered on 2020-08-12 11:22:03


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For Windows, if you want to find stuff listening or connected to port 1234, execute the following at the cmd prompt:

netstat -na | find "1234"

~ Answered on 2017-01-24 21:10:18


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Use the below batch script which takes a process name as an argument and gives netstat output for the process.

@echo off
set procName=%1
for /f "tokens=2 delims=," %%F in ('tasklist /nh /fi "imagename eq %1" /fo csv') do call :Foo %%~F
goto End

:Foo
set z=%1
echo netstat for : "%procName%" which had pid "%1"
echo ----------------------------------------------------------------------

netstat -ano |findstr %z%
goto :eof

:End

~ Answered on 2018-05-04 18:15:53


1

You can also check the reserved ports with the command below. Hyper-V reserve some ports, for instance.

netsh int ipv4 show excludedportrange protocol=tcp

~ Answered on 2020-11-24 14:50:09


1

Based on answers with info and kill, for me it is useful to combine them in one command. And you can run this from cmd to get information about process that listen on given port (example 8080):

for /f "tokens=3 delims=LISTENING" %i  in ('netstat -ano ^| findStr "8080" ^| findStr "["') do @tasklist /nh /fi "pid eq %i"

Or if you want to kill it:

for /f "tokens=3 delims=LISTENING" %i  in ('netstat -ano ^| findStr "8080" ^| findStr "["') do @Taskkill /F /IM %i

You can also put those command into a bat file (they will be slightly different - replace %i for %%i):

File portInfo.bat

for /f "tokens=3 delims=LISTENING" %%i  in (
    'netstat -ano ^| findStr "%1" ^| findStr "["'
) do @tasklist /nh /fi "pid eq %%i"

File portKill.bat

for /f "tokens=3 delims=LISTENING" %%i  in (
    'netstat -ano ^| findStr "%1" ^| findStr "["'
) do @Taskkill /F /IM %%i

Then you from cmd you can do this:

portInfo.bat 8080

or

portKill.bat 8080

~ Answered on 2019-09-19 10:58:43


1

netstat -aof | findstr :8080 (Change 8080 for any port)

~ Answered on 2021-02-16 23:59:10


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