Using PowerShell to Automate Tracing

While tracing with a UI is simple, it has limitations today. When it comes to tracing a sticky problem, you need extensibility and flexibility in order to instrument when to start and stop a trace. We facilitate this in Message Analyzer by leveraging PowerShell and a new set of Cmdlets which ship with Message Analyzer…

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Support for Microsoft Open Specifications Documentation

One of the focuses of Message Analyzer is to support protocol interoperability and our Microsoft Open Specifications Documentation. And in fact we have a group at Microsoft who supports these efforts. A great resource in this respect is the Microsoft Open Specifications Support Team Blog, where they post a lot of great articles about protocols…

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Remote Capture with Message Analyzer and Windows 8.1

With the introduction of Windows 8.1, we have an amazing new feature which lets Message Analyzer capture messages remotely. This feature was introduced with Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2. From any client, down to Windows 7 (which requires a few components to be installed), you can attach to a remote target, configure how you…

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Customizing Message Analyzer Column Layouts

by Mai-Ing Cheng This exciting feature allows you to choose the data columns that you want to display in the Analysis Grid viewer; a feature that was not available in Netmon. You can greatly enhance your data analysis perspectives by having access to a greater superset of data that is now available to you. The…

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Dealing with Too Much Data

Networks are fast. Way fast! Sniffing for just a few seconds can generate a lot of data. And it’s not trending down at all. While we will continue to optimize things and make Message Analyzer work with larger data sets more effectively, the truth is that we can’t keep up with the pace. There needs…

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