Especially the cherry kind

You need to gather long-term statistics for one of your Windows database servers, and you’d like to have at least a month of data to review. Which of these would be the best choice for this requirement?

A) Performance Monitor

B) Event Viewer

C) Task Manager

D) Services

E) Are there pie charts? I really like pie charts

The answer: A) Performance Monitor

The Windows Performance Monitor is designed to gather long-term statistics for many different variables, and the data can be stored and retrieved for later analysis.

Want to know more? Watch “Administrative Tools.”

The Windows operating system is a complex environment, and it takes specialized administrative tools to properly maintain all aspects of the OS. In this video, you’ll learn how to monitor activity with the Event Viewer, manage Services, and monitor the operation of the OS with the Performance Monitor.