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SQL Server® 2008 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond by Tom Carpenter

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Performance Monitoring with System Monitor

The System Monitor provides a tool that is used to analyze live performance data, log performance data over time, log performance data when events occur, and fire alerts when performance counters report outside of specified thresholds. Over the years, Microsoft has changed the name used to refer to the System Monitor shortcut. For example, in Windows NT it was known as the Performance Monitor and it was a standalone application. In Windows 2000 and Server 2003, it was simply called Performance, and the shortcut named Performance was actually a link to an MMC that loaded the System Monitor ActiveX control among other snap-ins. In Windows Server 2008, it was called the Reliability and Performance Monitor ...

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