Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 a great tool for viewing the contents of network packets that are being sent and received over a live network connection

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A great tool available !!! >>> Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4

Microsoft Network Monitor is a tool for viewing the contents of network packets that are being sent and received over a live network connection or from a previously captured data file. It provides filtering options for complex analysis of network data.

What’s New

  • User Interface Refresh: The Network Monitor UI has evolved. New features have been added and previously hard-to-find features have been made more readily available.
    • Parser Configuration Management: Parsers are now installed with profiles that allow you to easily switch between parser configurations with the Parser Profiles toolbar button.  These configurations are also cached, removing the need to recompile when you switch between them.
    • Column Management: Network Monitor will automatically choose a column layout based on the type of file being opened. This column layout is applied to the Frame Summary Window. This layout can be modified and saved for future use. In addition, two extra layouts for HTTP and TCP diagnostics are included.
    • Color Rules: Network Monitor can now save sets of Color Rules to files for easy sharing. You can also right-click in the Frame Summary and Frame Details windows to add a new Color Rule.
    • Window Layout Dropdown: The new window layout dropdown provides multiple configurations for window arrangement. You can move windows by holding down the Shift key while clicking on their title bars. Arrangements are saved for each of the three layout options. The Restore Default Layout option will reset the currently selected layout back to the default.
    • « Live » Experts: Experts can now be run during a live capture session. Also, experts that have been recently installed now appear automatically in the Experts menu, without requiring you to open another tab.
    • Fixed-Width Font: You can now use a fixed-width font in the Frame Summary window.
  • High Performance Filtering: Network Monitor will now enter a high-performance capturing mode when you specify fully qualified capture filters with certain fields in the UI or nmcap (e.g. Frame.Ethernet.IPv4.TCP.Port == 8080).
  • UTC Timestamps: Network Monitor will now capture and save Time Zone related information in a trace. By default, traces opened with Time Zone information will automatically have times adjusted to your local Time Zone. The original time or Time Zone can be viewed by adding the « Time and Date » column or viewing the Properties under the File menu.
  • High-precision timestamps: Network Monitor now captures with microsecond precision on Windows Vista and later and Windows Server 2008 and later.
  • 802.11n & Raw IP Frame Support: Network Monitor now supports monitor mode on 802.11n networks on Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 and later operating systems as well as Raw IP Frames on Microsoft Windows 7.
  • Process Tracking in NMCap: It is now possible to capture process tracking information in the NMCap command-line tool. It can be enabled using the « /CaptureProcesses » flag on live captures.
  • More Control to Reduce Dropped Frames: There are several new options to minimize the number of frames dropped on high speed networks.  Please refer to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=194537 for additional information.

A complete list of new features and known issues is available in the release notes in the install directory.

To Learn More

Read our blog at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88370

To Share or Download Experts

Click Experts on the main menu from a capture or open file tab, and select Download Experts, or go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=133950

To Share or Download Parsers

Network Monitor parsers are hosted on CodePlex, the Microsoft open-source project site. To get updated parser packages and to submit or download community parsers, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125105

Protocol Documentation and Community Forums

Community Forums

Microsoft uses its developer portal, MSDN, to publish open APIs and open protocol documentation, and to host forums specific to the documentation.

Access the forums at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=111125

Protocol Documentation

Protocol documentation is available to view and download on MSDN. This documentation includes protocols licensed under the Microsoft Communications Protocol Program (MCPP) and Microsoft Workgroup Server Protocol Program (WSPP) protocol licensing programs. It also includes preliminary documents for protocols in popular Microsoft products. Network Monitor includes parsers for Microsoft Windows protocols. The following are links to the available open protocol documentation:

For download click HERE

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