Creating Performance Alerts in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 244640 - You can create alerts in Windows 2000 using the Sysmon
Configuring Page Files for Optimization and Recovery
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 197379 - Windows NT Server and Windows 2000, by default, will place the pagefile on the boot partition where the operating system is installed. To determine the size of the pagefile multiply the amount of physical RAM by 1.5 to a maximum of 4095MB.
Differences Between "Bytes Sent/Sec" and "Bytes Received/Sec" Counters
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 269738 - When you measure the performance of the computers in your environment, you might find that the "Bytes Sent/sec" counter for the Network Interface object is off by a magnitude of 8 to 10 from the "Bytes Received/sec" counter when the same
amount of data is exchanged in both directions
Enabling Non-Admin Users to Remotely Monitor with PERFMON
When trying to run Performance Monitor in Windows NT 4.0 as a regular user, you receive a "Computer name not found" error message. Also, when you run System Monitor in Windows 2000, you receive the following error message:
Unable to connect to machine. When
you log on as the Administrator or to another account with
administrative privileges, you can monitor with no problems
using Performance/System Monitor
High CPU Usage When Computer Is Running on Battery
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 257278 - When a computer is running on battery power, it may experience a period of high processor utilization. Processor usage may reach 100 percent.
HOW TO: Add Error Logging for Low Disk Space in System Monitor
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 299921 - This step-by-step document describes how to add error logging for low disk space in System
How to Clear the Windows NT Paging File at Shutdown
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 182086 This article documents the method for clearing the Windows NT paging file (Pagefile.sys) during the shutdown process, so that no unsecured data is contained in the paging file when the shutdown process is complete.
HOW TO: Create and Configure Performance Monitor Trace Logs
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 302552 - This step-by-step article describes how to create and configure Trace logs.
HOW TO: Create and Configure Performance Monitor Alerts
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 302558 - This step-by-step article describes how to create and configure Trace
HOW TO: Create and Configure System Monitor Counter Logs in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 302509 - This step-by-step instruction guide describes how to create and configure System Monitor counter
How to Create a Log Using System Monitor in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 248345 - This article describes how to create log files using System Monitor in Windows
How to create a Performance Monitor Log for NT Troubleshooting
Microsoft KB Article Q150934 This article explains how to create a Performance Monitor log so that engineers can use it to troubleshoot performance problems on a computer running Windows NT.
How to Create Sequentially-Numbered Performance Logs with System Monitor
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 253264 - You can use System Monitor to create sequential performance logs of a specific size. This prevents logs from becoming too large and unmanageable and lets users organize the logs by number.
HOW TO: Manage Performance Monitor Counters
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 302521 - This step-by-step article describes how to manage Performance Monitor
How to Manually Enable/Disable Disk Write Caching
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 259716 - Some third-party programs require disk write caching to be enabled or disabled. In addition, enabling disk write caching may increase operating system performance. This article describes how to enable or disable disk write caching.
How to Stop the NTExecutive from Paging to Disk
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 184419 - This article describes how to prevent pageable drivers and system code in the Windows NT Executive from being paged out to disk. Although this decreases the response time in systems with extremely large amounts of physical memory (RAM), it
HOW TO: View a System Monitor Log
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 243423 - This article describes how to view a system monitor or performance monitor log.
Increasing the Desktop Application Heap
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 126962 When you run a large number of Windows-based programs, "Out Of Memory" error messages appear when you attempt to start new programs or try to use programs that are already running, even though you still have plenty of physical and
Mapping Events in NTFRS Service Logs to Threads in Performance Monitor
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 224554
- The File Replication service (FRS) is a multi-threaded, multi-master replication engine that replaces the LMREPL (LAN Manager Replication) service in Microsoft Windows NT versions 3.x and 4.0. Windows 2000 domain controllers and servers use
FRS to replicate system policies and login scripts for Windows
2000 and down-level clients. FRS can also replicate content
between Windows 2000 servers hosting the same fault-tolerant
Distributed File System (DFS) roots or child node replicas. FRS
creates detailed service logs in the %SystemRoot%\Debug folder
that can be useful when troubleshooting or optimizing the NTFRS
service. This article describes how to match FRS threads in the
service logs to those in Performance Monitor
Measuring and Managing Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Application Performance
Learn how to measure and manage your NT Workstation 4.0 performance, and discover useful tools that can help you with performance problems. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (April 2000)
Assess and enhance the performance of your NTFS volumes. Source:
Windows & .NET Magazine (March 1999).
PagedPoolSize and NonPagedPoolSize Values in Windows NT
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 126402 - Windows NT calculates NonPagedPoolSize and PagedPoolSize based on the amount of physical memory present in the computer at boot time. This article describes the algorithms used to calculate these values on
an x86- based computer.
Performance Enhancements for Network Load Balancing
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 255014 - Network Load Balancing, in some circumstances, may not manage client connections efficiently and may cause an unnecessary drain on system resources.
Performance Degradation When Heap Is Fragmented
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article:
257357 - An application that frequently allocates or frees memory (directly or indirectly) may experience serious performance degradation when the heap is fragmented.
Simplify network wide performance monitoring and routine reporting. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (April 2000)
Server Service Configuration and Tuning
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 128167 Although the Windows NT Server service is self-tuning, it can be also be configured manually through Control Panel Service. Normally, the server configuration parameters are auto-configured (calculated and set) each time you boot Windows
Using Performance Monitor To Identify A Pool Leak
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 130926 A memory leak occurs when a memory pool allocates some of its memory to a process and the process does not return the memory. When this happens repeatedly, the memory pool is depleted.