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System Monitoring Walkthroughs

[This documentation is for preview only, and is subject to change in later releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

The following walkthroughs introduce you to the use of the PerformanceCounter component, the EventLog component, and the Windows Service application and ServiceController component. These components allow you to work with various built-in pieces of Windows such as event logs, performance counters, and services.

Walkthrough: Retrieving Categories and Counters

Presents step-by-step instructions on how to retrieve lists of performance counter categories and the counters they contain.

Walkthrough: Changing and Retrieving Performance Counter Values

Presents step-by-step instructions on retrieving raw and calculated values from a counter using the PerformanceCounter component.

Walkthrough: Exploring Event Logs, Event Sources, and Entries

Presents step-by-step instructions on how to retrieve event logs and their entries and write additional entries to them.

Walkthrough: Creating a Windows Service Application in the Component Designer

Presents step-by-step instructions on how to create and interact with a Windows service.

Walkthrough: Installing an Event Log Component

Describes how to use an installation component to configure server resources needed for your EventLog component instance.

Walkthrough: Managing a Windows Process

Presents step-by-step instructions on how to create a Process component instance and use it to interact with a Windows process.

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