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Quick reference to System Monitor settings

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Quick reference to System Monitor settings

For all of the following settings, start by right-clicking the System Monitor details pane and clicking Properties.

 

To add or change this Use this tab

View type: graph, histogram, or report

General

Objects, counters, and instances (add or delete)

Data

Note

  • You can also add counters by right-clicking in the details pane of the System Monitor (as opposed to the System Monitor Properties dialog box) and clicking Add Counters, or by clicking the Add button on the toolbar. You can also delete counters by pressing the DELETE key. This works only if you are using the System Monitor (as opposed to the System Monitor Properties dialog box). To remove all counters and specify new ones, click the New Counter Set button on the toolbar.

Source of data displayed: current data input to the graph, current data input from a log, archived data input from a log

Source

Note

  • You can also use the View Log File Data button on the toolbar to use a log file as the data source or the View Current Activity to view real-time data.

Time range for a log and view time range

Source

Update frequency

General

Note

  • You can also use the Freeze Display and Update Data buttons on the toolbar to take samples manually.

Report or histogram value type (minimum, maximum, average)

General

Display of counter legend

General

Display of last, minimum, and maximum values for a selected counter (the value bar); allow multiple counter instances

General

Color, width, style, or graph line

Data

Scale of counter data values

Data

Background color of results pane surrounding the graph area, color of graph data-display area

Appearance

Title of graph

Graph

Label on value axis, vertical or horizontal grid lines, and upper and lower limits of graph axes

Graph

Font color in graph display or legend

Appearance

Font type, size, and style

Appearance

Grid color, timer bar color

Appearance

Border style, appearance of graph window

General

Toolbar

General

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