Useful tracing tools in a Windows Server environment

Useful tracing tools in a Windows Server environment

Make use of the following tools for tracing a Windows Server environment:

  • Wireshark and Network Monitor
  • SQL Server Profiler
  • SQLCMD
  • SQL Server log files
  • Microsoft 365 tracing tools
  • Setup files and log files created by applications
  • IIS Tracing and log analyzer (Windows Server feature)
  • HTTPS analyzer plugins for browsers. such as Telerik Fiddler Everywhere
  • Windows event logs
  • Windows memory dumps – Windows Action Center (Microsoft FixIt)
  • MMC and Windows Admin Center
  • SysInternals process monitor and other tools
  • Powershell-based inventory and audit scripts

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