Windows 10 quietly got a built-in network sniffer, how to use

added 17.05.2020 12:53

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This data in this file is not directly usable, so you need to convert it to a human-readable text format with the following command: Even converted into text, it is not going to give you the full packets, but only a summary of the network traffic as shown below.

With the release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Microsoft quietly added a new network diagnostic and packet monitoring program called program has a description of "Monitor internal packet propagation and packet drop reports", which indicates it is designed for diagnosing network problems.

This all changed when Microsoft released the October 2018 Update as now Windows 10 comes with a new "Packet Monitor" program called pktmon.exe.

Microsoft has quietly added a built-in network packet sniffer to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and it has gone unnoticed since its release.

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