Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-03-20

This topic explains how to create an address database. When you are troubleshooting network problems, you may need to create a capture of network traffic between two specific computers that are separated by one or more routers. You can use the addresses listed in the address database to specify address pairs in a capture filter to help parse the capture information.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedure, the account you use must be delegated membership in the local Administrator group. For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


To create an address database in Network Monitor

  1. Open Network Monitor.

  2. On the Capture menu, click Start.

    Optionally, open a .cap file in the Frame Viewer window.

  3. When you finish capturing information, on the Capture menu, click Stop.

  4. On the Capture menu, click View to display the Frame Viewer window.

  5. On the Display menu, click Find All Names.

    Network Monitor processes the frames and then adds them to the address database.

  6. Close the Frame Viewer window, and then display the Capture window.

  7. On the Capture menu, select Filter.

  8. In the Capture Filter dialog box, double-click Address Pairs.

  9. Network Monitor displays the address database you created. You can use the names in this database to specify address pairs in the capture filter.

For More Information

For more information about how to monitor traffic between two computers, see How to Monitor Network Traffic Between Two Computers Using Network Monitor.