Introduction to Performance
provides the following tools for monitoring resource usage on your computer:
Monitoring system performance is an important part of maintaining and administering your installation. You use performance data to:
System Monitor and Performance Logs and Alerts provide detailed data about the resources used by specific components of the operating system and by programs that have been designed to collect performance data. The graphs provide a display for performance-monitoring data; logs provide recording capabilities for the data. Alerts send notification to users by means of the Messenger service when a counter value reaches, rises above, or falls below a defined threshold.
Microsoft technical support often uses the results of performance monitoring in problem diagnosis. Therefore, Microsoft recommends that you monitor system performance as part of your administrative routine.
Task Manager is another tool that provides performance information about systems running . Task Manager provides information about programs and processes that are running on your computer, plus a summary of its processor and memory usage. For information about Task Manager, see Task Manager Help
For overviews of the performance monitoring tools, see: