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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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What and how to monitor with Performance Monitor

SharePoint 2010 runs on a server with Windows 2008. This has a built-in tool called Performance Monitor. As a SharePoint Administrator, you should be aware of this tool and its components.

Performance Monitor is a tool intended for use by IT professionals or computer administrators. There are many components that could limit the performance of your SharePoint system, including

  • Amount of memory (RAM)
  • Physical hard disks
  • Processor speed
  • Network
  • Virtual image and the architecture around it

Performance Monitor gives a graphical representation of the measures that are chosen. This provides you with a quick way to identify problems and the trends.

In this recipe, we will show how to use Performance Monitor and ...

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