Performance Monitor is a Windows utility that assists with the monitoring of the Windows operating system, local and remote.

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How to collect data about processes network activity?

Windows has Performance Monitor and Data Collector Sets feature. Apparently, it can log all system information. I want to know, how much data, per process name, per remote IP address, was received ...
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Samurize perfmon meter will not display network interface counters

For many years I have used Samurize to display this little gem at the top of my display: Recently I noticed that the meters for network upload and download were not working, so I went into my ...
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How to ensure my Data Collector Set runs at certain hours?

I have configured a Data Collector Set in Performance Monitor. There, I gave it a schedule so it start every day at 8:00 AM and record for 16 hours. That works mostly ok: the Data Collector Set does ...
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disk queue length confusion

I am a bit confused on the disk queue length value that I get in perfmon, I have 10 physical spindles running raid 5 and the current disk queue length hits 0.24. Should I start worrying once it goes ...
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Processor utilization percentage for multiple, multicore processors

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine with two processors: Intel Xeon CPU E5630 @2.53Ghz, 2533Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical Processors Intel Xeon CPU E5630 @2.53Ghz, 2533Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical ...
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How to have Windows Performance Monitor User Defined sets start at system startup

I know you can set a timing schedule; but I'd really prefer to have them start once the computer starts. How do I do this?
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Perfmon quick rundown

I've known quite along while about performance monitor on Windows. I have decided now to create a scheduled performance monitoring of my entire system so I can find bottlenecks for future improvements....
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Running perfmon /report yields Access Denied. Error when run as admin

I opened an Administrator command prompt window today to run the Resources and Performance Monitor via the perfmon /report command and after a few seconds of scanning performance, it presents me with ...
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Windows 8 version of iStat Menus or System Load Indicator

I just switched back to Windows 8 from Ubuntu and Mac environment. Since using both UNIX platforms, I relied much information about the system status (CPU, Memory, Network, Activity, etc.) provided by ...
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task manager private working set lower than performance monitor private bytes

I'm trying to track a memory leak in an application, so I had performance monitor graph its private bytes. One time, performance monitor said that the private bytes was rising, but in task manager, ...
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Samsung SyncMaster 2443BWX LCD flickers, flashes, fades out

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 2443BWX LCD monitor hooked up to my Dell Latitude E6410 laptop through the dock. The monitor sometimes would flicker, flash, fade out. It happens very randomly. Sometime ...
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Monitoring file activity - bulk renaming, creating - Ransomware activity

Masters, I need some suggestion how to monitor the disks for bulk file activity like bulk renaming, bulk creating..etc.. Is it possible with performance monitor or should i use powershell? I would ...
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Can perfMon be used to understand why a page become much slower?

In my department, we have two sites, say Site 1 and Site 2. Site 2 is in backup mode (so no traffic goes into there at all, but running). Our website suddenly becomes slow this week. As there was no ...
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Server 2012 disable phisical disk performance monitor

Considering the following setup : OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Disk : 2x2TB + 2x250GB + 2xSSD Configuration : SSD`s are striped via hardware controller, Storage Spaces configured with ...
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How to detect if someone is running perfmon locally or remotely against my server

One of my Microsoft SQL servers is lagging and I'm wondering if someone is running perfmon on it either locally or remotely - how can I detect if someone is running perfmon on the server (either ...
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Single service using thousands of threads

I have an windows application that is having performance and stability issues that our company has bought from a vendor. I noticed the application was using 1,000 - 4,000 threads. Could this be ...
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Exact CPU utilization in aix using NMON

I need to know how to check the CPU utilization for AIX in NMON. Previously I used to check CPU_ALL graph for CPU utilization, But now I got to know it is not showing the exact CPU utilization as we ...
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Rules for accessing perf counters in perfmon?

I wrote a suite of powershell scripts using the .NET API to create, connect, and write to performance counters in perfmon. The whole setup is kind of complicated and probably not relevant to this ...
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How do I capture multiple and specific processes performance user logman/perfmon?

Currently I have created a logman counter to monitor an entire system using the following command: logman create counter genericLogging -o C:\PerfLogging\data.blg -f bincirc -c "\LogicalDisk(*)\% ...
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Login Performance Monitoring

I am currently attempting to implement Performance monitoring to audit the Login process for an Engineering Computer Lab at a major University. We have reports of logins occasionally taking somewhat ...
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Windows Performance Recorder: There are no trace profiles running

I am currently trying to analyze the startup and login performance on a Windows 7 64bit machine. I therefor installed ADK 8.1 and fired up the Windows Performance Recorder (wprui.exe). As I am ...
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Can I use perfmon to measure my non-local (internet) bandwidth total from my machine?

I am looking for a quick way to measure my laptop's internet usage as a running total (rather than a point-in-time data plot). Performance monitor seems to offer a lot of options, but I am not sure ...
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Performance Monitor monitoring packets received on specific port?

We're using dozens of ports to receive hundreds of UDP connections per second (each connection is one packet) from gps devices. The programs that do the listening are poorly written and don't log any ...
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Real-time hard-drive space usage logging software?

I'm looking for a (Windows 7-compatible) tool that monitors and logs continuously how the space on my hard-drive is used. I use Windows and my hard-drive is overflowing with automatically downloaded ...
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Where has logging to a file in Performance Monitor gone in Windows 7?

I am running perfmon in Windows 7 embedded and I can't find how you log the counter values to a file like you can in XP. I thought it might be a limitation of Embedded 7 but I have the full version ...