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Without previously configuring collector sets, is there any record of performance metrics kept on a default installation of Windows Server?

I have been tasked to evaluate the load on a particular server. I can setup collector sets and comeback after some time has passed, but I was wondering if there might be something I could look at now.

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No. There is not. This is why collector sets exist, as you've discovered.

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Or, possibly, if your environment already has a centralized performance monitoring system, like Solarwinds Orion or SCOM, you might find the history there. Of course, we can't answer that, unless we're your co-workers. – mfinni Jun 17 '14 at 13:33
@mfinni yeah definitely. I made the leap of faith that if the OP had to ask this question, he doesn't have centralized monitoring/trending in place :) – MDMarra Jun 17 '14 at 14:02
Sure sure. But if he/she is the new person on staff, it's not a given. – mfinni Jun 17 '14 at 14:39

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