Chapter 7: Troubleshooting

In This Chapter

check.png Examining the Event Viewer

check.png Perusing the Performance console

check.png Checking out the Computer Management console

check.png Surveying the Services console

Both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 are extremely reliable. Get them configured right in the first place, and they’ll chug along without incident — that is, at least until something goes wrong, which is inevitable.

In this chapter, I review some of the tools that Windows provides to help you diagnose trouble. Before I start, however, I want to point you to a few other chapters that also contain troubleshooting information. This chapter deals only with those tools that apply specifically to Windows servers. You can find other information in these chapters:

check.png Book II, Chapter 7 gives you some guidance on verifying that the network is functioning.

check.png Book III, Chapter 6 gives some basic performance management ...

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