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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Monitor number of users logged into Windows XP with Nagios

I have a POS system that won't work unless the is logged in to the console session. I was thinking since I already have NSClient++ maybe I could monitor a counter via Nagios. Is there a counter ...
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Escaping characters in Nagios for NC_Net

I'm trying to monitor an MSMQ queue counter using Nagios (3.0.1). The remote server is running NC_Net. The check_command config looks like this: check_command check_nt!COUNTER!-l "\\MSMQ ...
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How to work out the WMI Class name from its perfmon counter name

So I have been provided with a bunch of performance counters that are housed within a particular performance object (i.e. these are not one of the default perf counters that come with Windows) and ...
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Perfmon not showing recently added databases

Problem: I have a production server ( 64-bit Windows server 2003 R2 ), when i try to add Sql:Databases counter in the perfmon, it does not show me the recently added databases to select from. ...
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Reading the output of perfmon

As per this answer, I've configured perfmon to show Memory / Pages Input/sec CPU / CPU Time (%) Physical Disk / Average Queue length (Names might be slightly different on an English version of ...
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Use PerfMon to connect to a Remote Computer

I want to use PerfMon to connect to a Remote Computer. What ports do I need to have open in my Firewall to be able to connect?
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Perfmon returns unusual performance objects

I have a several servers in a cluster. One of them is misbehaving and running slowly. I connect to it remotely with PerfMon: Using the "Add Counters" dialog I select my remote server and in the ...
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Perfmon - Win 2008 - Recording Metric Twice!

I am noticing that a local perfmon I have set up to measure CPU on a Win 2008 server is actually recording two data points when recording to CPU: "(PDH-CSV 4.0) (GMT Daylight ...
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Is there an automated way of collating data from Perfmon?

I've been manually collating Perfmon data (e.g., getting screen caps of the perfmon graph to get the average, min, max values) of statistics like % processor usage, % committed bytes in memory, etc in ...
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What Performance Object in Performance Monitor will show Split IO/sec for USB flash drives?

I'm using a Windows XP desktop to test the I/O for a 4GB USB flash drive. I would like to use Performance Monitor to capture the statistics of the test, but neither the Physical Disk or the Logical ...
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Win Server 2008 - Reliability & Performance Monitor not restarting

When setting up a user-defined data collection set which is written to a CSV file, I need to get the set to restart itself every hour, thus recreating the log file. Otherwise my log files will get too ...
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Performance Monitor can't add counters from .NET data providers

I'm trying to monitor my database connections with Performance Monitor, but for some reason I can no longer add the counters. Every set of counters OTHER than the two .NET Data Providers (for Oracle ...
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Logman issues with -v option

I have a problem with logman.exe. I can't get the -v option to work properly. With this parameters: logman create counter EPVMON1 -f csv -v mmddoomm -max 100 -si 120 -o "F:/PerfLogs/EPVMON1" -cf ...
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Real time monitoring of MS Windows servers and their services

We have a bunch of large HDTVs in our monitoring office keeping an eye on all of our production equipment. We are monitoring: Cisco routers HP switches HP proliant servers Windows 2003 IIS SQL ...
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How to Setup Perfmon to Automaticaly Start an “Alert” At System Startup?

I have an "Alert" setup in perfmon, but it gives me only two options to start it: Manualy At an specified time (schedule) So... How to Setup Perfmon to Automaticaly Start an "Alert" At System ...
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Find the bottleneck: disk I/O on Windows XP

One of our development boxes has developed a problem wherein performance will occasionally drop through the floor. When this happens, you can hear the hard drive thrashing, but I don't know what's ...
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Monitor/analyze/report resource trends on a single server— perfmon +?

I'm running a handful of video streaming servers (Win2k3 Ent SP2). As my user base is starting to grow, individual users are beginning to report that they are experiencing less-than-ideal service. ...