Using Network Diagnostics and Tracing in Windows® 7
Get to know more about using network diagnostics and tracing in Windows 7.
Windows 7 is an advance featured Operating System developed by Microsoft. Some of the features of Windows 7 include improved Internet explorer 8, Bluetooth support, parental controls, user account controls and Windows firewall. Windows 7 can handle larger amount of information with its 64 bit feature. A 64 bit Operating System can support more RAM so it can be process much faster when you are running a lot of programs. Windows 7 Operating System has the ability to being compatible with almost all software and hardware that are installed on your computer. We can use both NTFS and FAT32 file system for the installation of Windows 7. By using the professional or ultimate edition of Windows 7 OS, you can backup your files in a network.
Following points explain about network diagnostics and tracing in Windows 7 Operating System, and about the network diagnostics to solve network problems:
- Network diagnostics
- Network troubleshoot from control panel
- Network tracing with Netsh.exe
With Windows 7 Operating System, Microsoft has now integrated the network diagnostics framework into the Operating System along with new features such as the notification area, the troubleshooting item in control panel and network tracing using event tracing for Windows. This lets the user to view and collect information needed to troubleshoot network difficulties. You can easily launch the network troubleshooting wizard by right clicking on the network icon in the notification area of the Windows 7 desktop and selecting the troubleshoot problems option.
Network troubleshoot from control panel
With Windows 7 Operating System, you don’t have to wait for an error to occur to use the built in diagnostics. You can launch a troubleshooting session anytime from the troubleshooting item in the control panel utility. The page displays a boxed message that informs the problem and offers a try to connect again option. If you click on the network and internet selection, you will get a dialog box showing seven options for troubleshooting several types of issues. Choosing any of the seven options launches a wizard that helps you through diagnosis of the problem.
Windows 7 includes a new Netsh.exe context for network tracing. Commands in the Netsh.exe context allow the user to selectively enable tracing for providers and scenarios. A provider shows an individual component in the network protocol stack such as Winsock, TCP/IP, wireless LAN services or NDIS. A tracing scenario is a predefined collection of providers that is used for a specific function such as file sharing or wireless LAN access.
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