Using Network Monitor to troubleshoot Exchange communication issues
How do you use MS Network Monitor to troubleshoot Exchange? In a few of your articles, you suggested using Network Monitor to analyze Exchange communication issues. Do you know where can I dig up some more info on this handy tool?
Network Monitor is a handy (and free) diagnostic tool that can capture LAN traffic and display network statistics. Network Monitor comes with Windows NT Server and Windows 2000 Server Family products, and there is a more full-featured version that ships with Microsoft SMS. You'll find a lot of good information for using Network Monitor in its Help file, in Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q148942
. Although it ships with these products, you can install it on other operating systems, as well. For example, to install and use it on Windows 95/98, see KB article Q200910
. You can find a Netmon FAQ in KB article Q294818
Other links you might find handy include:
Installing it on Windows 2000
Additional Parsers in the ResKit
Installing on NT4 Terminal Server Edition
Using NetMon on Windows XP
Analyzing Network Data with Network Monitor
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This was first published in May 2002