The new trace log feature in Windows 2000 makes it possible to closely associate network input/output operations to the workload on a computer. Trace logs are a component of Performance Logs and Alerts. When configured to include Network TCP/IP activity, trace logs report TCP sends and receives as events, and measure the time required to complete these events, along with the bytes transmitted and other data. Using trace data, you can associate network traffic with the services or applications initiating it with the bandwidth utilization of the service or application. Note that trace logs are not output in readable format and must be parsed. The operating system does not provide a parser for trace logs. For information about creating and configuring trace logs, see Windows 2000 Help.