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Troubleshooting Team Foundation Server Performance Counters

Team Foundation Server provides a set of performance counters for monitoring the performance of your servers. Use the information in this topic to help solve any problems that you have viewing the performance counters.

If you cannot resolve a problem after reviewing these tips, visit the Microsoft Technical Forums for Visual Studio Team System (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54490). These forums provide searchable threads on a variety of troubleshooting topics, and they are monitored, so you can expect quick responses to your questions.

Symptom:   I cannot find an Administrative Tools menu or the Performance window, or when I try to open the Performance window, I receive an error.

Possible Causes:

The user account you are using is not a member of the Administrators group on the local computer. Log on to the computer by using an account that has administrative permissions, or use the RunAs command-line tool to run performance counters with the appropriate permissions. For more information, see the "RunAs" topic (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=60977) and How to: View Team Foundation Server Performance Counters.

Symptom:   I cannot find the appropriate performance counters in the Performance window.

Possible Causes:

  • You are not logged on to the Team Foundation application-tier server or the Team Foundation data-tier server. You must be logged on to the appropriate server in order to view the performance counters for that server. For more information, see How to: View Team Foundation Server Performance Counters.

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