Other Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tools

Several other products and tools are available from Microsoft to assist with proper capacity analysis and performance monitoring. Some of these tools are available for purchase separately or can be downloaded for free. Selecting the right tool or product depends on the goal you are trying to accomplish. For example, you should use the Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) if you want to implement thresholds for the amount of resources an application or process is allowed to consume, and System Center Operations Manager might be deployed if you want to be notified when critical processes behave abnormally on production servers.

Discussing each of these tools in depth is beyond the scope of this book; ...

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