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Perfmon

Allows you to open a Windows XP Performance console configured with settings files from Windows NT 4.0 version of Performance Monitor.

Syntax

perfmon.exe [file_name] [/HTMLFILE:converted_file settings_file]

Parameters

.exe   : Specifies the name of the file extension.

file_name   : Specifies the name of the settings file.

/HTMLFILE: converted_file settings_file   : Specifies the name of the converted files, and the name of the original Windows NT 4.0 settings file.

Remarks

  • This procedure works for the following types of Windows NT 4.0 version of Performance Monitor settings files: chart (.pmc), report (.pmr), alert (.pma), and log (.pml).

  • To display the Windows NT 4.0 settings file in System Monitor, the system temporarily converts the file for use with Windows XP System Monitor, then discards the converted version after the console starts. If you want to save the settings file for permanent use with System Monitor, type:

    Perfmon [file_name] [/HTMLFILE:converted_file settings_file]

    Where /HTMLFILE:converted_file is the name given to the converted file and settings_file is the name of the original Windows NT 4.0 settings file.

  • For more information about incorporating Perfmon into your Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scripts, see Scripting Logs and Monitoring at the Microsoft Windows Resource Kits Web site .

Examples

To list your settings file, type:

Perfmon myfile_overview

To list converted and original file names, type:

Perfmon myfile_overview /Commands:newfile_review oldfile_sample.pml

Use Windows NT 4.0 version of Performance Monitor settings files

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