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Overview of Performance Monitoring

The primary monitoring tools in Windows 2000 are the Performance console and Task Manager. Task Manager offers an immediate overview of system activity and performance, and the Performance console provides detailed information that can be used for troubleshooting and bottleneck analysis. The Performance console hosts two tools: System Monitor, and Performance Logs and Alerts. The chapters in the Performance Monitoring section of the Windows 2000Resource Kit concentrate on using the Performance console. The following sections describe the tools that are installed with the operating system.

You can start the Performance console from the Administrative Tools menu. To use the Administrative Tools menu in Windows 2000 Professional:

Add the Administrative Tools menu to the Programs menu.

– Or –

Use the Administrative Tools menu in Control Panel.

To add the Administrative Tools menu to the Programs menu on a computer running Windows 2000 Professional

  1. On the Start menu, point to Settings , and then click Taskbar & Start Menu .

  2. Click the Start Menu Options tab. Under Start Menu Settings , select the Display Administrative Tools check box, and then click OK .

  3. Click the Start button again, point to Programs , and then click Administrative Tools .

To use the Administrative Tools menu in Control Panel

  1. Double-click My Computer on the Windows 2000 desktop.

  2. Under My Computer , double-click Control Panel .

  3. In Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools .

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