Performance Monitor is a program to monitor and log system performance on Microsoft Windows. From command-line invocation it is also known as PerfMon, perfmon, perfmon.exe and perfmon.msc, and in some versions of Windows it is known as System Monitor.

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Can Perfmon be used to monitor free space on a (mounted) SMB share?

Is there a way to use Windows Perfmon to monitor available space on a (mounted) SMB share? For example: on server ABC, I'd have a share \\DEF\SharedFiles mounted. As I can't set up any monitoring on ...
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Perfmon Child Processes Monitoring

I would like to monitor the process' threads performance including the child threads. Is it possible with perfmon? Currently it seams to only start monitoring already open threads.
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Windows Performance Monitor fails to record <All Instances> of selected Process counters, and just records _Total

I'm attempting to configure a DataCollector set of counters, and would like to (and do) select Process\% Processor Time\<All instances>. However, the resultant perfmon data counter collected is ...
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Logman user switch confusion

I'm setting up a powershell script that installs a logman counter on several servers that are in dire need of some performance monitoring. The documentation states that the -u switch works with ...
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Memory monitoring with Win Server 2008 Performance Monitor

I'm trying to make report that uses Perfmon log files and all is great, but I'm little confused about Memory counters. I need two values: Total size of physical RAM installed on server (same value ...
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Win2008 perfmon data collector set doesn't start?

I'm trying to monitor my Windows 2008 R1 performance using perfmon, however, after creating a new data collection set in perfmon, it won't start at all.
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Why perfmon for remote desktop servers get an empty file (only time stamp)?

I'm trying to remotely monitor a server using perfmon, the output file is always empty and only the time stamp field is there?
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Perfmon % Processor Time unbalanced

I am somewhat of an accidental DBA, and I'm troubleshooting a SQL Server box where performance has been notoriously poor (as reported by the customer). I was not involved in the initial planning of ...
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Poolmon Nonp total bytes not equal to Perfmon Memory > Nonpaged Pool Bytes

We are monitoring a server for a potential Nonpaged Pool memory leak. So we setup a cmd batch file to output to the Nonpaged Pool allocation every 10 mins. We also setup a perfmon counter log to ...
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Why would Memory\Available Bytes go down, even when Virtual Memory used is constant?

I have a long-running application that continually loops through video files. It runs for some hours, and then a message box appears along the lines of "The system is running low on memory...". I've ...
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Perfmon alert reports one counter at most

Good day, everyone! I've been trying to set up some perfmon alerts, but encountered a problem. There are a few counters added to data collector, which is set to call a certain task with "{counter} ...
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Tracking memory problems

I'm experiencing some trouble with my Windows Server 2008. We're using it for hosting a bunch (~50) of Web GIS applications on IIS. This setup usually works very well, but when certain applications ...
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Remote Perfmon Is Super Slow

I'm trying to use perfmon to monitor some servers, but adding counters is excruciatingly slow. Each click freezes the window for tens of seconds. How can I speed this up?
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Understanding Logman - Processor Time

As part of a project I am working on, I have to monitor server/desktop performance to ensure there is no degradation as a direct result of my work. I thought I would set up some performance counters ...
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What could cause perfmon to stop collecting data?

Here's a graph of my perfmon tracking CPU usage of some processes. https://www.side-quest.com/DATA_STORAGE/perfmon.jpg The processes both hang at the same time (without any CPU consumption) and stop ...
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How can I use perfmon/logman to set up logging on a master (Windows) VM, writing to another machine on the network?

I know how to set up logging to write to a remote location in the general case - just specify the output filename using the full UNC path (e.g. \\HOST-PC\directory\logoutput.etl) when creating the log ...
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Windows “iowait” CPU utilization reporting

Does Windows account for and report "iowait" in the same manner as Linux? That is, processes enter "uninterruptible sleep" and their time spent is subtracted from "CPU free"? If so, which Perfmon ...
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Understanding %DiskTime in Perfmon

I have a server that's been jumping around 100-700 %DiskTime for the past few days. I understand this indicates an I/O bottleneck -- but what do I do from here? What do I need to check or change in ...
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Task Manager Processor %

Related to this question: How can a Perfmon "% Processor Time" counter be over 100%? I was manually observing processes in Task Manager when a user reported a problem and the Oracle process ...
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Automating a collection of Perfmon counters

I have a specific setup I'm investigating to solve a specific need we have: I have a lab that consists of 3 machines, which runs load tests and oversees other investigations as needed. During the ...
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How frequently does PerfMon write to a datasource?

I am looking at running perfmon on our servers and storing the data to a data source, which is relatively easy to do. However, my concern is with how frequently Perfmon will perform data updates. ...
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Oracle Counters for Perfmon

How to install Oracle Counters for Windows Performance Monitor (and operfcfg.exe) on a separate machine (other than the machine where Oracle Database Server is installed) ? The Oracle database version ...
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What is System Code Total Bytes

I am trying to use perfmon, and according to MSDN, the "System Code Total Bytes" counter ... Shows the size, in bytes, of pageable operating system code currently in virtual memory. It is a ...
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Perfmon not logging to SQL Server

I'm trying to use an established Data Collector Set to start loggging perfmon counters to a local SQL Database (on a local SQL instance). However, here's what my current setup looks like: And when ...
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Average Disk Sec/Transfer

I imported a perfmon CSV into the Pal tool and it formulated the ugly csv into something very readable. . However I'm unable to identify the amount of IOPS that's being reported. I'm not sure, but ...
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Network applications with high % of system time

I have an Windows 2003 (don't laugh) server with 10GbE connectivity processing data coming to it over the network and sending it back out. Here's the graph of overall system performance and the ...
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Why aren't custom performance counters being recorded by my PerfMon data collector set?

I have six custom performance counters that were created by a .NET app. When I open Performance Monitor and add them to the live view, those counters are displayed correctly. I can see the values I ...
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Add perfmon counter from remote machine

Have a strange issue where one user on Windows 2008 Server R2 can add performance counters from a different server (same OS) but a second user can't because cannot connect to remote machine. ...
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Manually generate Data Collector report Server 2008 R2

I created a User Defined data collector set the other day to track a server for 12 hours. It seems to have run but I do not have the usual "Report", just the performance counters and the kernel ...
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Perfmon Configuration or Alert Utility for CPU usage over period of time.

I'm familiar with general perfmon configuration. However, is there a way to alert when the CPU goes to say 95%, but only if it stays there for over X minutes? If not, does anyone know a free/cheap ...
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Windows server 2008 I/O counters

For an I/O capacity study I'm working on, (on a windows server 2008R2 system) I'd like to gather absolute I/O counts for a given physical (or logical) disk over a specific period of time. When I look ...
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Windows 2008 R2: Perfmon, multiple data collection sets, it is possible

I'm trying to set up some performance monitoring on our web servers. I thought it would make sense to have 2 separate data collection sets, one with counters for the hardware and OS and another for ...
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In Windows 7, why can't I use perfmon against a remote server?

I am on Windows 7 and trying to run perfmon against Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers. I am running into the same issue with all remote machines. When creating a data collector set, I specify a ...
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Is there a Windows equivalent for Snap Kit?

We are hosting a 3rd-party app on a Windows workstation and we are receiving window degredation / zero window at the receive window, which is not justified by any communication behind the box. We've ...
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Perfmon counters for monitoring general IIS/MSSQL server activity

I have a virtual server with a hosting company so CPU and RAM are limited. I need to watch load/performance over time to know when to upgrade the server. The site runs multiple ASP.NET apps as well ...
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Monitoring “Request Wait Time” in PerfMon

A website I'm load testing is adding requests to the iis request queue. I can see the queue size getting bigger using the relevant performance counter: \ASP.NET\Requests Queued However I'm trying ...
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Using Perfmon counters only, how can I determine host CPU contention / overload?

I'm running VMWare and have an ESX host that is running at 100% CPU. I also have two Exchange 2010 CAS servers that are running at 100% CPU, Here are some additiona observations: The sum of the ...
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Performance Counters in Perfmon/Server 2008 R2

I am trying to setup perfmon on a Windows 2008 R2 server to monitor memory usage on a server for 1 week. I have never used perfmon before, but some basic tutorials explained how to pick between ...
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View the performance counters I have added to a Data Collector set after creation on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have been working on creating a Data Collector Set to use to collect relevant performance information for an application my team is developing. I am using Performance Monitor on a Windows 2008 R2 ...
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Using Perfmon on Windows Server 2008 R2 Which counter value should be used for physical memory usage?

I am attempting to use Performance Monitor to set up a relevant User Defined Dataset on a Windows 2008 R2 Server. This is to track the performance costs incurred by an application that my team is ...
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Capturing Memory / IO counters for ASP.NET Web Applications in IIS

I have an ASP.NET 4.5 (Web API) web application hosted in IIS on Windows Server 2008 R2. This web application is hosted in it's own application pool using the Integrated pipeline. I am trying to use ...
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Connecting to Remote Server Using Performance Monitor Does Not Work

I'm having a problem when attempting to perform a PerfMon trace on a remote server. The server is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The reason for performing this trace is that SQL Server seems to be ...
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Monitor Windows 7 Performance Counters from Server 2012

I want to monitor performance counters on my Windows 7 Machines from Windows Server 2012. Right now, I have two Windows 7 machines that can monitor each other's performance counters no problem. To ...
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Is it safe to leave System Performance Data Collector Set running

I have created a user defined data collector set from the system performance template. I've made no changes to the counters. I can run it manually and it works fine but runs for 1 only minute. Yes, I ...
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Permissions Issue with Files Generated by PerfMon

We are trying to implement some data logging to CSV files using a Data Collector Set in PerfMon (on a windows Server 2008R2 system). The issue we are running into is that we (seemingly) can't control ...
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Which perfmon counter watches for incoming SMB connections on W2K3 server?

Which perfmon counter watches for incoming SMB connections on W2K3 server? I'm trying to see if the SMB command queue is full at times or not... Or are there even better ways to find this? On a w2k3 ...
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Representing server state with a metric

I'm using Microsoft's Performance Monitor to dump logs of RAM, CPU, network, and disk usage from multiple servers. I'd like to get a single metric that captures the state of a given variable to a good ...
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Getting RAM info from Performance Monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Total RAM % from perfmon Windows Server 2008 R2 I'm trying to get the percent of memory used from PerfMon. Essentially, I want to see the number that's available from ...
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SYSTEM process not having write privileges

I'm running a process from the user SYSTEM. (In the Task Manager, the process is being run by the User Name SYSTEM, not my username.) Even though I'm an admin, the process can't write files over DFS ...
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Windows 2003 IIS 6.0 w3wp PerfMon monitoring

We have a number of web applications set up as Virtual Directories under one web site on Windows 2003/IIS 6.0 servers. Each VirDir has a dedicated App Pool. One of my users wanted to know if I could ...