I need a comprehensive and complex set of performance counters in windows performance monitor. At this point every time that I use performance monitor, I have to add the counters, one by one. Is there any way to save the counter set and load it at the later use? Thank you,
A colleague figured out how to achieve this. Instead of launching Performance Monitor directly:
- Launch the Microsoft Management Console (mmc.exe)
- File -> Add/Remove Snap-ins
- Select Performance Monitor, select Add >, select OK.
- Add your desired Counters as usual
- File -> Save As...
The resulting .msc file will allow you to restore the Performance Monitor with your saved Counters!
If you are using Performance Monitor, it does let you save and later load a set of counters. Right-click on the graph for "Save Settings As", which will prompt you to enter an HTML file name. Yep, HTML.
To later load this file you will have to drag 'n drop the file onto the graph. I could not find a menu option for loading the file.
Edit: this has only been tested under Windows 7.