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PERCEIVED SYSTEM SLUGGISHNESS
Description: There are a number of factors which may cause a system to act sluggish, or appear to act sluggish.
Scoping the Issue: Perfmon logs can be gathered on any Windows system to aid in troubleshooting perceived system sluggishness. If you suspect a performance related issue on the system, capturing Performance Monitor logs during the time the problem is happening on the system may help determine the cause of the problem. Poolmon Logs are also valuable to analyze potential high Paged Pool and NonPaged Pool usage issues.
Data Gathering: In all instances, collecting either MPS Reports with the General, Internet and Networking, Business Networks and Server Components diagnostics, or a Performance-oriented MSDT manifest must be done. Additional data required may include the following:
Troubleshooting / Resolution: After you have gathered this data, review the following:
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