New Networking-related articles for the week of July 25 – July 31

For this week, I have two articles to share. Note that the Network Monitor article is not brand new, but has been updated to include information about the recently released 3.4 version: 2004121 Windows Server 2003 computers hang during OS startup while “applying computer settings” and services configured to start automatically fail to start 933741… Read more

Network Monitor 3.2 has released!

The latest version has a number of cool new features, not to mention some bug fixes.  Here are a few of the new features available: Process Tracking enables identification of applications on your machine that generate network traffic. Re-designed capture engine improves data capture on high-speed networks. Find conversations feature allows you to isolate data… Read more

The Quick and Easy on Using NMCap to Create Circular Network Traces Based on File Size

Hello all Networking Blog readers.  My name is Brett Crane and I am an engineer with the Networking Teams here at Microsoft.  I wanted to take a minute to show you a quick way to utilize Network Monitor to perform Sequential, or also called Circular, captures for troubleshooting issues.  This is particularly useful when you… Read more

Network Monitor 3.2 Beta has released!!!

Our friends over at the Network Monitor Blog have information on how to get the beta for Netmon 3.2.  There are some really cool new features in this release.  Find more information here: – Mike Platts… Read more

Some batch files to take the pain out of capturing traces along with other relevant information

NetMon is a common tool which comes in handy in revealing behaviour of various problems. When Network engineers receive traces for review, some basic information is required before starting work on this: At What machine was the trace taken? Were simultaneous traces collected? – A lot of times, network issues are revealed only if we… Read more

Network Monitor 3.1 is available for download!

The latest version of Network Monitor may be found here for x86 and x64: From the Network Monitor Blog ( What’s New in Network Monitor 3.1? Wireless (802.11) capturing and monitor mode on Vista – With supported hardware, (Native WIFI), you can now trace wireless management packets. You can scan all channels or a… Read more