Working with Performance Counters in Server Explorer
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Working with Performance Counters in Server Explorer

Using Server Explorer, you can explore existing performance counters on any computer to which you have access. You can view any counter available on these computers, including those you create in Visual Studio .NET.

Note   You can also see information about performance counters in the Windows 2000 Performance window.
Note   The Servers node of the Server Explorer is not available in the Standard Edition of Visual Basic and Visual C# .NET. For more information, see Visual Basic Standard Edition Features or Visual C# Standard Edition Features.

The Performance Counters node in Server Explorer lists the categories that exist on each server. You can expand each counter to see the instances it represents. Note that instances apply to the category rather than to individual counters, so each counter within a category will have the same instances.

To locate a performance counter in Server Explorer

  1. Expand the Server node, and then expand the node for the server you want to view.
    Tip   If the server you want to view is not listed, you need to add it. For more information, see Accessing and Initializing Server Explorer.
  2. Locate and expand the Performance Counters node beneath it.

To locate a performance counter in Windows

  1. Access the Control Panel for your computer.
  2. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Performance. The Performance console window appears.
  3. To add a counter to the display, right-click the graph area in the window and select Add Counters.

See Also

Accessing and Initializing Server Explorer

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