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tshark or dumpcap affecting RDP session on Windows Server 2012R2

Has anyone encountered RDP performance issues while running tshark or dumpcap on a remote Windows 2012R2 server?

I have found lately that when I run a persistent tshark capture (or dumpcap), using out of band network ports, writing to a file ring buffer, the in-band RDP session that I use to administer the same server suffers from RDP issues to the point where, after some time passes, I need to reboot the server to regain control. All the while, the tshark session runs merrily along.

I hope I explained this well enough.

Today, for the first time, I am trying to run the tshark capture from within a bat file being called from a scheduled task so that I dont have to be logged into the server via RDP. So far, so good. Time will tell.

Thanks in advance.