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Wireshark-users: [Wireshark-users] WIN32 AutoStart Configuration for Wireshark

From: "J P" <jrp999@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 12:49:52 -0600
I have been experimenting with no real success in getting Wireshark to automatically launch and continue capturing packets when a Windows XP computer is rebooted.
The Windows XP computer is setup to AutoLogon (
The intent is to have this computer capture data continuously.
The following parameters must be applied to this instance of Wireshark:
  • Files are rotated every 60 minutes
  • Maxium of 1000 files are kept in the Ring Buffer. 
  • Specific Capture Filter applied to this capture. 
  • Specific Interface to be used for this capture (ie there is more than one network interface card in computer).
Can this be done?
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.