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Tip: Command-Line Options for Faster Access to Performance Data


The following options give greater control of Perfmon.exe directly from the command-line:

perfmon /rel Lets you review your computer’s reliability and problem history (the same result as right-clicking the Monitoring Tools node in Performance Monitor and selecting View System Reliability).

perfmon /report Collects performance data for 60 seconds and then generates and displays a system diagnostics report.

perfmon /res Opens the Resource Monitor (the same result as right-clicking the Monitoring Tools node in Performance Monitor and selecting Resource Monitor).

perfmon /sys Opens the Performance Monitor in stand-alone mode (the Sysmon.ocx ActiveX control).

An additional option, /comp, allows for comparison overlay between two open instances of Performance Monitor.

Note that these options are for use with Perfmon.exe but not for use with Perfmon.msc.

From the Microsoft Press book Windows 7 Resource Kit by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, Jerry Honeycutt, Ed Wilson, and the Windows 7 team.

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