Tool: Message Analyzer v. 1.1 (Network trace capture/sniffer)

ARCHIVED as of May 2015.  Instead look at Tool: Installing the Microsoft Message Analyzer version 1.3

Applies to:

Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 8.1

Windows Server 2012
Windows 8

Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7


Our Protocol Engineering Framework (PEF) Product Group team released a new version today (September 16, 2014) of the Microsoft Message Analyzer (update/replacement to Microsoft Network Monitor).

It’s available for download here:
Microsoft Message Analyzer 1.1

For those starting to dabble in network tracing, please take a look at my peers Lakshman’s post:

Introduction to Network Trace Analysis Using Microsoft Message Analyzer: Part 1


Official website:
Message Analyzer has Released – A New Beginning


Tool: Message Analyzer (Network trace capture)

Netmon 4.0 beta…

Installing the Microsoft Message Analyzer Beta 3

So you want to use Wireshark to read the netsh trace output .etl?

Network tracing (packet sniffing) built-in to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

Network tracing (packet sniffing) data to provide when troubleshooting.