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Article ID: 200910 - Last Review: January 10, 2015 - Revision: 2.0

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This article describes how to install the Microsoft Network Monitor tool (NetMon) on a computer that is running Windows 95 or Windows 98.

Network Monitor is available on the following Microsoft BackOffice CD-ROMs:
  • BackOffice version 2.5 on CD-ROM 4, in the SMS12\NMext\Disk1 folder.
  • BackOffice version 4.0 on CD-ROM 5, in the SMS\NMext\Disk1 folder.
  • BackOffice version 4.0 on CD-ROM 6, in the SMS20\NMEXT\I386 folder

NOTE:These locations will correspond to where they are found on the respective versions of SMS.

More information

To install Network Monitor, run the Setup program from one of the following locations:
  • From the Disk1 folder where was expanded.
  • From disk 1 of the three Network Monitor Setup disks.
  • From the Disk1 folder in the locations mentioned above on the Back Office CD-ROM.
After the Setup program finishes, you are prompted to install the supporting Network Monitor drivers. To do this:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network. (This step is necessary only if the Network Properties dialog box is not displayed at the end of Network Monitor Setup).
  2. Click Add, double-click Protocol, and then click Have Disk.
  3. Click Browse.
  4. Browse to the following folder (depending on your operating system version):

    • Windows 98 CD-ROM: CD-ROM drive:\Tools\ResKit\NetAdmin\NetMon
    • Windows 95 CD-ROM: CD-ROM drive:\Admin\NetTools\NetMon
  5. Click OK, and then restart the computer when you are prompted.
To ensure proper parsing of Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) packets:
  1. Using a standard text editor (such as Notepad), edit the Tcpip.ini file located in the Parsers folder in which Network Monitor is installed. The default location is C:\Nm\Parsers.
  2. Locate the [TCP_HandoffSet] section.
  3. Locate the line containing the text 5678 = PPTP. Change this to 1723 = PPTP.
  4. Save the file, and then quit Notepad.
For additional information about Network Monitor, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
148942  ( ) How to Capture Network Traffic with Network Monitor

124837  ( ) Connecting to a Remote Network Monitor Agent Across a Router

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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