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.