10. Using Network Monitor to troubleshoot Exchange communication issues

Scott Schnoll

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?

This question posed on 17 May 2002

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

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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, too.

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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