Chapter 30

Monitoring Windows Server 2012 R2

The best time to know about a problem is before it happens. This is as true in the IT world as anywhere else. If you want to know about potential problems with servers before they morph into a full-blown crisis, you have to monitor them.

With just a bit of proactive monitoring and the right tools, you can identify minor errors and negative trends before they bloom into hardcore problems.

In this chapter, we will first discuss some of the basic tools that come built into Windows Server 2012 R2 that help you gain an understanding of any errors or performance issues. These monitoring tools are the Server Manager console, Best Practices Analyzer, Event Viewer, Performance Monitor, and Resource Monitor. ...

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