Checklist: Monitoring network traffic on your local computer

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Checklist: Monitoring network traffic on your local computer

Step Reference

Review key concepts.

Network Monitor overview;

Network Monitor Best practices

Confirm that you are a member of the Administrators group.

Default local groups;

Edit local security settings

Install Network Monitor tools.

Install Network Monitor

(Optional) If you want to make sure your captures do not exceed available memory on your computer, then modify your buffer settings.

Modify capture buffer settings

(Optional) If you want to exclude traffic from a certain network address from being captured, then create a capture filter.

Capture filters;

Design a capture filter

(Optional) If you want to trigger a capture when a specific string appears in a frame, then create a capture trigger.

Set a capture trigger

(Optional) If you want to specify certain protocols or addresses that you want to save to file, then create a display filter.

Design a display filter;Load a display filter