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MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell by Paul Murphy, Michael Moncur

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Monitoring Network Performance

Windows 2000 includes a number of utilities for monitoring network performance and troubleshooting problems. These are described in the following sections.

Using Network Monitor

Network Monitor is a utility for monitoring traffic on the network. Network Monitor consists of three components:

Network Monitor tools

The network monitoring utility.

Network Monitor agent

A service that runs in the background and provides data to Network Monitor.

Network Monitor driver

An optional driver that can provide additional information to the Network Monitor agent.

Installing Network Monitor

To install Network Monitor under Windows 2000 Server, follow these steps. The installation includes the monitoring tools and the monitoring agent.

  1. In the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel applet, select the Add/Remove Windows Components option.

  2. Open the Management and Monitoring Tools entry by clicking Details.

  3. Select Network Monitor Tools and click OK.

  4. Follow the instructions to complete the installation. You may need the Windows 2000 CD-ROM.

The Network Monitor driver is installed separately. Follow these steps to install the driver:

  1. In the Network and Dial-up Connections Control Panel applet, right-click the local area connection and select Properties.

  2. Click the Install button. Choose Protocol from the list of network component types and click Add.

  3. Select Network Monitor Driver from the list and click OK.

  4. Follow the instructions to complete the installation. You may need the Windows 2000 CD-ROM. ...

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