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Monitor Quick Mode

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Monitoring Quick Mode

To protect data, the Quick Mode Internet Key Exchange (IKE) negotiation establishes a secure channel between two computers. This phase involves the establishment of security associations (SAs) that are negotiated on behalf of the Internet Protocol security (IPsec) service. During Quick Mode, keying material is refreshed or, if necessary, new keys are generated. A protection suite that protects specific IP traffic is also selected. Quick Mode is not considered a complete exchange because it is dependent on a Main Mode exchange.

Monitoring Quick Mode SAs can provide information about which peers are currently connected to this computer, which protection suite was used to form the SA, and other information.

Adding, removing, and sorting columns

You can add, remove, rearrange, and sort by these columns in the Results pane:

  • Local IP address The local IP address.

  • Local port The TCP or UDP port of the local computer used in the filter.

  • Remote IP address The IP address of the remote computer or peer.

  • Remote port The TCP or UDP port of the remote computer used in the filter.

  • Protocol The protocol specified in the filter.

  • AH integrity The AH protocol-specific data integrity method used for peer communications.

  • ESP integrity The ESP protocol-specific encryption method used for peer communications.

  • ESP confidentiality The ESP protocol-specific encryption method used for peer communications.

To add, remove, or reorder a column

  1. Right-click in a blank area in the Results pane for the Quick Mode folder, select View, and then click Add/Remove Columns.

  2. In the Add/Remove Columns dialog box, select the column you want to view from the Available columns list, and then click Add. You can select only one column name at a time.

  3. You can also select columns that you do not want to view. From the Displayed columns list, click Remove. You can select only one column name at a time.

  4. To list the columns in the order you prefer, from left to right, select a column in the Displayed columns list, and then click Move Up or Move Down to establish the correct order. You can select only one column name at a time.

  5. When you are finished, click OK. The view will change to match your preferences.

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