View the Routing Table

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Every computer that runs TCP/IP makes routing decisions. These decisions are controlled by the IP routing table. The routing table is a series of entries called routes that contain information about other IP networks and IP hosts.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

To view the routing table

  1. Open Routing and Remote Access.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Static Routes.


    • Routing and Remote Access/server name/[IPv4 or IPv6]/Static Routes
  3. Click Show IP Routing Table.

The following table shows the detail views that are available in Routing and Remote Access by right-clicking the component.

Component Views

[IPv4 or IPv6]/General

TCP/IP information

Multicast forwarding table

Multicast statistics

[IPv4 or IPv6]/General/Interface

TCP/IP information

Address translations

IP addresses

IP routing table

TCP connections

UDP listener ports

[IPv4 or IPv6]/Static Routes

IP routing table

[IPv4 or IPv6]/RIP


IP Routing/NAT

DHCP Allocator information

DNS Proxy information

[IPv4 or IPv6]/NAT/Interface


[IPv4 or IPv6]/IGMP

Group table

[IPv4 or IPv6]/IGMP/Interface

Interface group table