Network Monitor Best practices
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Running Network Monitor during low-usage times
Run Network Monitor at low-usage times or for short periods of time. This decreases the effect that Network Monitor might have on the performance of your computer.
Capturing minimum amount of network statistics
Use capture filters and capture only as many statistics as you need for evaluation. This prevents you from capturing too much information to make a reasonably quick diagnosis of the problem.
Viewing Network Monitor captures
Use display filters when viewing captured frames to omit extraneous captured frames.
Capturing frames on token ring networks
Token ring adapters reject frames larger than a size specified in their configuration settings. If you capture frames on token ring networks, set your network adapter to accept the largest possible token-ring frame size, which is 17 KB. For more information, see the documentation for your network adapter.