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Network Monitor

Network Monitor
Network Monitor

Microsoft Network Monitor is a packet analyzer. It enables capturing, viewing, and analyzing network data and deciphering network protocols. It can be used to troubleshoot network problems and applications on the network.

Network Monitor 3 is a complete overhaul of the earlier Network Monitor 2.x version. Originally versions of Network Monitor were only available through other Microsoft products, such as Systems Management Server (SMS). But now the fully featured product with public parsers is available as a free download.

Some key features of Network Monitor 3.3 include the following:

  • Process tracking
  • Grouping by network conversation
  • Support for over 300 public and Microsoft proprietary protocols
  • Simultaneous capture sessions
  • Wireless Monitor Mode with supported wireless NICs
  • Real-time capture and display of frames
  • Reassembly of fragmented data
  • Sniffing of promiscuous mode traffic
  • Can read and write libpcap capture files
  • API to access capture and parsing engine