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What are minimum permissions needed to capture traffic in windows?

asked 2023-10-24 07:32:28 +0000

psychozoic gravatar image

updated 2023-10-24 07:36:04 +0000

As i understand, npcap has to use admin permissions to capture traffic on interfaces.

But, my interest - what is minimal requirements? I want to try to setup GPO with limited permissions and let some users to analyze what is going on on interfaces, but without full admin rights.

Is it possible?

possibly, related to #30540

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answered 2023-10-24 08:37:04 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

AFAIK, the permissions for npcap capture are not fine grained, either the user can capture on any interface or npcap can be installed to require elevated privileges which is an absolute PITA to use with Wireshark.

This seems to be mainly an npcap question so best to raise an issue on their GitHub issues page.

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