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I'd like to monitor how many SMB connections there are at any given time for my 2008R2 file server, but when I add Redirector/Current Commands in perfmon, I get 0 results. This KB from Microsoft isn't exactly helpful either: It mearly confirms there is an issue, but doesn't provide a work around.

How would I go about getting the current number of SMB connections?

Thanks for your help in advance.

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If I'm not mistaken, the Redirector perfmon counter object is the client side, not the server side. On the file server I believe you need to look at the Server|Sessions counter to see how many active SMB sessions exist on the server.

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It's the same on our citrix servers that would logins and all SMB connections. – Dave Aug 30 '12 at 8:24
I don't understand your comment. Can you rephrase it? – joeqwerty Aug 31 '12 at 3:58
Sorry for the terrible English. There are 0 results when I add Redirector/Current Commands on the client side (our citrix servers). Even when they are densely populated with users. – Dave Sep 1 '12 at 11:27
My apologies if my answer wasn't quite clear. What I mean to say is that you should add the perfmon counter for Server|Sessions on the server. That way you see all sessions to the server. So, you'll be looking at this from the server, not the client. – joeqwerty Sep 1 '12 at 14:02
Will this be the equivalent to how many SMB connections there are currently on the server? – Dave Sep 3 '12 at 12:50

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