Working with the Performance Tool

You need to have an understanding of what to monitor and how to perform that monitoring. Using the Performance tool can be daunting without first knowing how to choose your counters and the ways in which to choose them. To help understand how to use the Performance tool, please follow along on your own machine with the tool open. After opening the Performance tool, start by deleting the default items listed. You can do this by selecting the first counter, typically Memory\Pages/sec, and pressing the Delete key until all counters are deleted or clicking the "X" on the toolbar.

You can use the default counters, but deleting these confirms you will not be monitoring any extraneous items. Next, add a counter by pressing ...

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