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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Monitoring Server Performance and Activity

Monitoring a server isn’t something you should do haphazardly. You need to have a clear plan—a set of goals that you hope to achieve. Let’s take a look at the reasons you might want to monitor a server and the tools you can use to do this.

Why Monitor Your Server?

Troubleshooting server performance problems is a key reason for monitoring. For example, users might be having problems connecting to the server and you might want to monitor the server to troubleshoot these problems. Your goal would therefore be to track down the problem using the available monitoring resources and then to resolve it.

Another common reason for wanting to monitor a server is to improve server performance. You do this by improving ...

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