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Does Microsoft offer a free tool that will tell you how much data is being sent between servers

I know I am asking a lot here but I have been asked if there is a way to determine how much data is being sent between to  Exchange servers separated by a WAN. I know perf mon has a lot of counters but its impossible to translate that into MB of data. If anyone knows of anything, please chime in.
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keamoCommented:
Do you want to see just Exchange message traffic?  i.e. SMTP messages or ALL data i.e. login/client/directory traffic?
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osiexchangeAuthor Commented:
Just traffic from Exchange to Exchange such as Public Folder replication, emails going back and forth (SMTP). I am not concerned about client traffic because that is all local to the site.
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keamoCommented:
So would using Perfmon, then selecting Performance Object, Network interface, Counter, Bytes total/sec give you that?  It does display Last, Average, Minimum and Maximum Bytes/Sec total.  Or do you need something more granular?
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keamoCommented:
I believe Wireshark or Microsoft Network Monitor should give you very granular data on traffic.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=18b1d59d-f4d8-4213-8d17-2f6dde7d7aac&displaylang=en
 http://www.wireshark.org/download.html
I personally prefer wireshark.  It will give you total bytes transmitted/received.  Total packets, etc.
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osiexchangeAuthor Commented:
I need to know where its going. Thats the trick. I have a hub site with two Exchange servers and about 10 others in remote Sites that communicate over a WAN link. I need to know how much data is being sent over the WAN link from the hub servers to the Sites. Perfmon will tell me how much data that server might be sending but it won't tell me where its going.
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keamoCommented:
I see.  Then wireshark will definitely tell you that.  It will give you source/destination IP's and protocols.
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osiexchangeAuthor Commented:
Thanks much. I wil check these out.
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