The Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) is a new architecture that debuted in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Microsoft added a diagnostic tool for the Windows Filtering Platform in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. To capture network traffic, launch an elevated command prompt and use the following command:
netsh wfp capture start
To stop the capture, use the command:
netsh wfp capture stop
Within the .cab output file, two files should be present.
Within the .XML file, details of the network traffic should be present. The example below is a ping to the IP address of 126.96.36.199.