tracert command in Windows 8, just like in other previous versions of Windows is used for tracking flow of packets from source computer to destination computer. To open command prompt in Windows 8, press Windows key + X. Then, click on “Command Prompt (Admin)”. If you get a message “Do you want to allow the following command to make changes to this computer?”, click on “Yes”.
Then, type: tracert target and hit Enter.
where, target can be an IP address or a hostname.
For Example: tracert moreprocess.com
There are different types of options, switch and values which can be used along with tracert. Options are used with tracert in the following format:
tracert -d moreprocess.com
1) -d option: This option is used for displaying only the IP addresses and hostnames are not displayed.
2) -h option: This option is used for specifying maximum number of hops in search for the destination.
3) -w option: This option is used for specifying maximum time to wait for a reply before a timeout message is displayed.
4) -j option: This option is used for specifying source route in host-list.
5) −4 option: This option is used for forcing ping command to use IPv4.
6) −6 option: This option is used for forcing ping command to use IPv6.