Network trace from Server Core

Network trace from Server Core

Q. I have a Server Core deployment and need to perform a network trace. How do I do this without a graphical interface?

A. With Message Analyzer and PowerShell it is possible to remotely trace a machine including a Server Core instance (providing the required ports are open for RPC and WinRM). If this is not an option you can also capture locally using the following:

netsh trace start capture=yes
<perform the actions you wish to capture>
netsh trace stop

Take the ETL file generated and open in Message Analyzer.

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