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MCSE: Windows 2000 Exams in a Nutshell by Paul Murphy, Michael Moncur

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Optimization and Troubleshooting

Windows 2000 includes a variety of utilities for monitoring computer or network use and troubleshooting. This section examines methods of monitoring system performance, optimizing, and solving common problems.

Monitoring Performance

Windows 2000 includes the Performance Console for monitoring system performance and the Event Viewer for displaying error messages and audit results. These are described in the following sections.

Performance Console

The Performance Console snap-in displays a graph of the system’s current performance and can optionally display a report or create a log. To start Performance Console, select Performance from the Administrative Tools Control Panel applet.

Performance Console monitors data items called counters ; it includes a number of objects that contain counters for specific users. The following objects are commonly used:

Processor

Includes counters related to the system processor (CPU). The Processor Time counter measures of the processor load.

Memory

Includes counters that measure memory (RAM) performance.

PagingFile

Includes counters that measure virtual memory performance.

LogicalDisk

Includes counters related to logical disk drives (volumes). These counters are disabled by default.

Process

Allows you to view information about a specific process. Useful for monitoring server processes.

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