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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Performance Logs and Alerts

Performance Logs and Alerts expands the monitoring capabilities of System Monitor to include features for logging counter and trace data and for generating performance alerts. Using the capabilities of Performance Logs and Alerts has a number of advantages. Logged counter data information can be exported to spreadsheets or databases for analysis and report generation. The data can be stored as a text file (comma or tab delimited), a binary file, a binary circular file where the log file is a set size and new data overwrites old data, or as a SQL database.

Performance logging runs as a service. As a result, a user doesn’t have to be logged on to the monitored computer for data collection to occur. You can manage multiple ...

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