Information gathering over time

One of your customers has reported a problem with their computer slowing down during certain parts of the day. What utility could you use to gather long-term statistics that could be used for analysis later?

A) Computer Management

B) Performance Monitor

C) Event Log

D) Services

E) Grab a pencil and write really quickly

The answer: B) Performance Monitor

The Windows Performance Monitor can collect long term statistics on many resources, including CPU, disk, and memory. If you’re having intermittent issues, the performance monitor can be a good information gathering resource.

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.