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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Restore Perfmon Action/View Menus after hiding?

In Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Service Pack 2: Start > Run... > perfmon Select menu View > Customize... Uncheck option "Standard menus (Action and View)" Select button "OK" How ...
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How do I run perfmon against a remote machine?

For starters I'm trying to do this from a Windows 7 box to a Windows 7 box. I know the simple answer should be to enter \\computername where it says "Select Counters From Computer". Trouble is, every ...
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perfmon reporting higher IOPs than possible?

We created a monitoring report for IOPs on performance counters using Disk reads/sec and Disk writes/sec on four servers (physical boxes, no virtualization) that have 4x 15k 146GB SAS drives in RAID10 ...
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Why is ASP.NET not in the performance monitor?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 server. It's virtual, not that that should make any difference. It's only purpose in life is running IIS 7 and it does that quite nicely. However, when I go ...
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Perfmon - Redirector current command 0 result

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 ...
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Is there a perfmon replacement? [closed]

I need faster stats polling and more granular display than once a second... Is there a way to configure perfmon to poll/display on faster intervals? Or is there an alternative that can query the same ...
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Local performance counters show up when adding remote counters in PerfMon

I'm trying to get performance counters of machine A (server running Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit) in PerfMon. PerfMon is running on machine B (another server used as a desktop). The goal of this is ...
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Windows equivalent performance counters in Linux with Sysstat (or similar)

I administer a range of both Windows and Linux servers. On the Windows servers, I have the following performance counters logging every 15 seconds to a CSV file: Bottleneck analysis: Processor ...
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What could be cause of ASP.NET State Server timeout?

I recently migrated an app from SQL Server backed sessions to the ASP.NET State Server. About once a week there is a brief failure of ASP.NET to connect to the state server. These last from 20 ...
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How to bring Paging File usage metric to zero?

I am trying to tune a SQL Server. Per Brent Ozar's Performance Tuning Video, he says the PerfMon's Paging File:%Usage should be zero or ridiculously close to it. The average metric on my box is ...
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Cache Total Entries increase and decrease as a delta shape. Why?

My performance counter "cache total entries" "cache total hits" "cache total misses" keeps increasing and decreasing as a delta shape around every 1 hour.The decreasing is much fast than increasing. ...
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Interpretation of typeperf counters for loopback interface

I have collected performance statistics using typeperf for the following counters: Network Interface(MS TCP Loopback interface)\Bytes Total/sec 10 203 372 Network Interface(MS TCP Loopback ...
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Performance Monitor ( perfmon ) - how to open .blg file

I have recorded data through perfmon.msc, and save the data. The extension of the Data is .blg. Whenever i double click the file the below windows get open. here, i can't see any log which i have ...
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How to keep log / keep record of one particular Process

In my Task Manager, there is one process (.exe) I want to keep log or keep record of that process i.e how much cpu % it is utilizing for a particular time \ Day. for example :- abc.exe process Can ...
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Total RAM % from perfmon Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to find a good way to get available RAM percentage from perfmon. I can get Available Mbytes but I can't find any way to get the total installed memory on the server or what is in use via ...
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Use perfmon to monitor a specific ASP.NET webapp across worker process restarts, IIS restarts, etc.?

I have a few perfmon performance counters that I'd like to track for a specific ASP.NET application over an extended period of time, say a week or a month. The trouble is that perfmon counters are ...
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How to setup Perfmon/Logman to get the Thread performance counters for only a specific IIS process?

I am trying to setup Perfmon/Logman to collect some performance counters to monitor my IIS6 installation. There are multiple w3wp instances on this host, and I can successfully collect data for the ...
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Scheduling performance counter to collect and stop data simultaneously on multiple server

How to schedule performance counter in multiple Windows Server 2008 R2 to start on Monday morning 8 AM and stop at 6 PM on Friday ? for the following metrics: CPU usage, Disk usage, Memory, Network, ...
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Remote Performance Monitoring SQL Server

I've got a couple of servers running SQL Server 2005 Enterprise and I'd like to monitor them remotely using Perfmon (Windows' Performance Monitor). On my machine, I have an instance of SQL Server ...
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How can I investigate sustained high CPU usage by Microsoft.Exchange.Rpc.ClientAccess.Service.exe?

One CAS server in our array has nearly 90% of its 4 CPUs used. The remaining CAS servers are at 30 percent. How should I investigate what is causing this increase? Below is a graph of: Six ...
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What does the command “perfmon /sys /comp” do?

I discovered the command perfmon /sys /comp and that seems to allow me to launch it in "transparency mode" among other things. I'm lacking a creative mind right now, but when would this be useful? ...
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Why are my perf counter logs disappearing after the scheduled run time?

I've setup a user defined data collector set in perfmon on Windows Server 2008 R2 Std. I have it set to run for 24hrs. When it is running, I can see the files it is creating in the output path. ...
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Monitor if Perfmon counter sets are running

We have an issue where occasionally over time, a Perfmon counter set will stop. We are looking for a way to monitor if a particular counter set is running, does anyone know of a way to do this? We ...
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Good Perfmon Counters for Initial Troubleshooting

I increasingly deal with users who complain there "computer is slow" or that "it takes forever to load" on the laptops we provide (fairly standard build of Windows 7 32-bit with Office 2010 and a few ...
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Performance monitoring on Linux/Unix

I run a few Windows servers and (Debian and Ubuntu) Linux and AIX servers. I would like to continously monitor performance on these systems in order to easily identify bottlenecks as well as to have ...
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description of perfmon counters?

I'd like to use typeperf or logman to process and/or log some basic system health information on a PC (running WinXP), but I can't find a description of common performance counters, just "typeperf -q" ...
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Best way to determine overhead of running DebugDiag in Production for Memory Leaks?

Our IT team is trying to track down some memory issues we're having in production with a specific customer. Since this is a classic ASP application on Win2K3/IIS6 we've determined that ...
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Importing performance monitor settings from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008?

On Windows Server 2003, I have some performance counters set up in Performance Monitor (perfmon). I would like to use these same counters on some new Windows Server 2008 servers. How do I import these ...
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Why can't I connect on port 445?

I need to collect baseline performance data on a SQL Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I open perfmon on my computer running Windows 7 and try to add counters from the remote server, I ...
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Can't Find Perfmon Results

On a Win7 box I've setup a User Defined collector set in perfmon. I clicked on it to start it, waited 30 seconds, then clicked to stop. My understanding was that I could go under the Reports folder ...
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Perfmon takes up entire memory

Is it expected? Windows 2008 R2 Storage Server SP1, 6GB physical RAM, 18 GB Paging file Running 12 hours of Perfmon collection with low sample interval After some time, Commit charge reaches ...
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Is this a Disk Bottleneck?

I have configured perfmon in order to see if the server disk has a problem. The Avd Disk Write Queue Length is the white line The % Processor is the black line that was never over 50% From what I ...
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How can I view more counters in the Windows Server 2008 perfmon UI?

On Windows Server 2008, if you set up perfmon counters, most of the UI is dedicated to the graph, and at the bottom of the screen you get a tiny scrollable area where you can only see one counter at a ...
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Monitoring services using perfmon

Struggling to find the counters to get the status of a service using perfmon. Is it even possible? We need to monitor the status of a service in Nagios but the only remote access avaliable is through ...
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IIS/ASP.NET performance incident - Perfmon Current Annonymous Users going through roof but Requests/sec low

Setup: ASP.NET 4.0 website on IIS 6.0 on Win 2003 64 bit, 8xCPUs, 16GB memory, separate SQL 2005 DB server. Had a serious slowdown today with any otherwise fairly well performing ASP.NET site. For a ...
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Create alert notification system for performance counters (logman, task scheduler, events)

I have a Windows Server 2008 SP2 without a graphical user interface (Windows Azure). I need to setup an alert for performance counters that reaches some threshold and then run some command (send an ...
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Windows Performance Monitor keeps trying to add unwanted counters

I have been running a Data Collector Set for SQL Server for a week, and everything was going just fine until I tried clicking on Action -> Save Current View and now it always tries to add the ...
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Measure impact of new software on Windows Server

I'm an admin for a small business. I've been asked to give another company my opinion on whether or not our servers have enough available resources to handle the addition of their software. I've had ...
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How can I read the dmp file created by perfmon?

I'm trying to debug a memory problem on a client web server that I have no access to. The client, with some help from Microsoft consulting, set up a bunch of perfmon counters and just sent us the ...
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Perfmon for SQL Server from local machine

I'm following Brent Ozar's video on Benchmarking and Baselining, and I've got a data collector set on my local machine set up to hit a remote sql server, but I can't get the collection to start. I ...
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Windows 2003 Server with corrupted performance counters

One of my Windows 2003 servers has for some reason had its performance counters clobbered: I'm about to embark on restoring them to their former glory using the steps in this Microsoft ...
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Configuring PA Server Monitor for Windows monitoring

My company got PA Server Monitor to monitor 6 servers. I have few questions regarding configuration. So far I've made disk space and ping monitors. Generally two servers are IIS 7, two are SQL Server ...
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How to make Perfmon automatically track same process for IIS with multiple sites?

I'm doing performance/load testing of my IIS6/Win2K3 server. I setup perfom by adding performance counters for the specific site I'm interested in (ie. w3wp#7). The problem is -- I have to ...
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What's the diff between “Committed Bytes” and “Pool Nonpaged Bytes”

I have seen on some blogs the differences regarding Committed Bytes and Pool Nonpaged Bytes. I thought both were reserved memories for NT systems that cannot be written to a pagefile.sys. So what is ...
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Perfmon no alerts

I'm trying to setup a simple monitor that triggers when disk space reaches a minimum threshold. To do this I have: created a new user defined data collector set selected 'Manual' for creation type ...
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Setting MaxWorkItems Has No Effect (Windows Server 2003)

We have an application that monitors remote directories for change notifications using ReadDirectoryChangesW() . According to Microsoft documentation, each outstanding change notification request ...
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How do I convert the perfmon counters in the Performance Monitor to something that can log those for me?

How do I convert the perfmon counters in the Performance Monitor to something that can log those for me? Do I need to create a data collector set and go back and select each one by hand? I'm trying ...
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Using perfmon, which counters should I pay particular attention to when debugging ASP.NET and SQL performance problems?

Related Perfmon: which counter identifies that threads are waiting? but sadly abandoned by the asker Using perfmon, which counters should I pay particular attention to when debugging ASP.NET and ...
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Lightweight equivalent of resmon.exe for monitoring multiple servers

I'm looking to set up at-a-glanoe monitoring of CPU. disk, network and memory usage for half-dozen Windows servers. Windows Performance Monitor is far too complex for what I need - the array of ...
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Why is the average in perfmon different than the average calculated from the csv?

I'm looking at a Physical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer counter in perfmon. We've always had faith in the Average number that perfmon reports over the selected time span. I can't figure out why if I ...