Network monitoring tools - which recommended to view all network traffic?
Posted on 2008-06-10
We have a problem on the network in that all users have reported a slow down in the past month.
This is a Windows 2003 / Exchange 2003 Network with about 50 PC's all running Windows XP Pro.
Use is pretty much basic, Outlook 2003for email and WOrd or access to sahred file. They have an old Access 97 based Database application and a few other apps but nothing rocket science.
It has been difficut to get solid information from them but generaly they say Outlook seems to go slow. Some say that Word will go slow when looking at a file, but I am not sure if these are files stored on shared drives or locally (probably shared drives).
Some say at particular times of day things seem to really slow down.
Net result is, I need to see what is going on, on the network and have no idea of tools to do this.
We have three main servers
File / Ap server.
The blackberry server is the least utilised so would intend to install application on this device.
Would want to be 100% sure whatever application is installed does not have any adverse effect on network performance as it already is bad or to introduce any stability issues to the server it is installed on.