Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark Portable
From: "Gianluca Varenni" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 12:03:28 -0700
A UAC problem?

If the WinPcap driver has not been started, Wireshark should run with elevated privileges the first time. However, this problem should affect Wireshark Portable as well as the installed Wireshark.
Have a nice day

----- Original Message ----- From: "Graeme Lunt" <[email protected]>
To: "Developer support list for Wireshark" <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 11:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark Portable


The Wireshark portable app does not seem to be working correctly on Vista. I've tried it on several different machines. I keep getting the message "The
NPF driver isn't running. You may have trouble capturing or listing
interfaces." WinPCap is installed, and if the local version of Wireshark is
installed, it works fine. I am able to successfully launch the local
version, but the portable version will not run due to no interfaces being
found. The portable version is working fine on Windows XP though. Is there a
resolution to this?
If WinPcap is already installed, then the Wireshark portable shouldn't
even need to install it itself and it should work like a normally
installed Wireshark. Even if WinPcap isn't installed, Wireshark
portable just runs the standard WinPcap installer which should set
things up correctly.
However, I haven't run Wireshark portable on Vista - I'll have a look
and see if I can fix the problem.

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