Network Diagnostics Framework


The Network Diagnostics Framework (NDF) provides a way for component and application developers to simplify network troubleshooting for users. Users can attempt to diagnose and repair a network problem using a single troubleshooting tool.

Microsoft provides NDF helper classes, some of which are extensible so that developers can create troubleshooting units called helper class extensions to provide more detailed diagnoses specific to particular software or hardware components.

Where applicable

NDF can be used by any vendor's software which relies on network connectivity.

Developer audience

The NDF API is designed for C/C++ developers.

Run-time requirements

NDF is available for computers running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, or later.

In this section

Topic Description
About NDF
Provides a general summary of the NDF technology.
Using NDF
Provides information and examples on using NDF functionality, as well as how to extend this functionality.
NDF Reference
Provides information about enumerations, functions, interfaces, and structures that support the use of NDF, as well as information about the extensible helper classes provided by Microsoft.
Network Tracing in Windows 7
Discusses network tracing and tools to use for troubleshooting.