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Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Performance of a Windows Server Environment On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Performance of a Windows Server Environment

Course Description/Agenda

Master the concepts that will allow you to minimize downtime and reduce waste of server resources. You will use key performance counters, such as Performance Monitor, Server Performance Monitor, and Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor, to analyze and troubleshoot the overall health of Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 environments. You will learn the fundamentals of Windows architecture to be effective at diagnosing and resolving performance issues.

What You'll Learn

  • Use the key counters to analyze the most common performance issues
  • Manage data collector sets
  • Evaluate local vs. remote data collection
  • User mode vs. kernel mode
  • Operating-system RAM
  • Evaluate network utilization tools
  • Determine processor usage
  • Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) and what Microsoft products it supports
  • Impact of Hyper-V on performance

Who Should Attend

Windows Server administrators who operate Windows Servers on a daily basis and want to learn the skills to troubleshoot performance issues with Active Directory, Internet Information Services, Exchange Server, and SQL Server

Course Prerequisites

Two to three years of experience with Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008

Course Outline

1. Performance Monitor

  • Manage Logs from the GUI
  • Manage Logs from the Command Line

2. Analyzing Disk Storage Performance

  • Disk Hardware
  • Concepts
  • Disk Counters
  • Disk Analysis Tools

3. Analyzing Virtual Memory Modes

  • User Mode
  • Kernel Mode

4. Analyzing Physical Memory

  • Committed Memory
  • Working Sets of Processes
  • Analysis of Operating-System RAM
  • Troubleshooting the Process Memory

5. Monitoring the Network Interface

  • Network Bandwidth and Utilization
  • Queuing and Other Considerations

6. Analyzing Processor Usage

  • Measuring Processor Usage
  • Privileged Mode
  • User Mode
  • Power Management

7. Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool

  • Using the Wizard
  • Interpreting the Report

8. Impact of Hyper-V on Performance

  • Processor Performance
  • Memory Performance
  • Storage Performance
  • Network Performance


1. Disk Storage Performance

  • Identify root cause performance issues with a SQL Server database

2. Virtual Memory Modes

  • Use performance counters to analyze BizTalk processes
  • Analyze kernel virtual memory problems

3. Analyze Physical Memory

  • Analyze system committed memory
  • Analyze physical RAM
  • Analyze a process memory leak

4. Monitor the Network Interface

  • Analyze network performance when broadcasting audio over the Internet

5. Analyze Processor Usage

  • Investigate the performance of privileged-mode processors
  • Examine the performance of user-mode processors


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