How to Use a Default Counter Template to Capture perfmon Data.


Go to Start > Run and type perfmon, then hit Enter.

Expand Performance Logs and Alerts.

Click Counter Logs.

Right click in the space on the right and select New log settings from…

Path out the location of the .htm files from the attached .rar file (just about any file compression tool should be able to unzip this file).

Select Server Capture Template.htm and click Open.

Specify a capture log name and click OK.

Change the Interval to X minutes and set the Run As user to a service or user account with password.

Click OK.

Right click the new counter log and choose Start.