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Monitor Main Mode

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Monitoring Main Mode

Main Mode negotiation establishes a secure channel between two computers by determining a set of cryptographic protection suites, exchanging keying material to establish the shared secret key, and authenticating computer identities. You can monitor Main Mode security associations (SAs) for information such as which peers are currently connected to this computer and which protection suite was used to form the SA.

Adding, removing, and sorting columns

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

  • Local AddressThe local computer IP address.

  • Remote AddressThe remote computer or peer IP address.

  • 1st Authentication MethodThe authentication method used in creating the SA.

  • 2nd Authentication MethodThe authentication method used in creating the SA.

  • EncryptionThe encryption method used by the SA for Quick Mode key exchanges.

  • IntegrityThe data integrity method used by the SA for Quick Mode key exchanges.

  • Key Exchange The Diffie-Hellman group used to create the Main Mode SA.

To add, remove, or reorder a column

  1. Right-click in a blank area in the Results pane for the Main 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 only select 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 only select 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 only select 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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