Applies to:

Windows Server 2012

Windows 8

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7

 

Does not work with:

Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista

Windows Server 2003

Windows XP

 

The Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) is now shipping as part of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows® 8

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Click on “Download”

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Click on “Next”

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Select the radio button for “Yes”

Click on “Next”

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Click on “Accept”

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Uncheck everything except for “Windows Performance Toolkit”

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So it looks like this, and then click on “Install”

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Click on “Close”

The installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Windows Performance Toolkit

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If you would like to install WPT on a different system such as one that doesn’t have internet access.  Grab the .msi packages from C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Windows Performance Toolkit\Redistributables

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You will see the following icons:

“Windows Performance Recorder”

“Windows Performance Analyzer”

“GPUView”

 

So how does WPT 5.0 compare with WPT 4.0?

WPT 4.0 WPT 5.0
Xperf.exe WPRUI.exe
  WPR.exe
XperfView.exe WPA.exe
XbootMgr.exe WPRUI.exe
  WPR.exe

 

Related:

XPerf versions
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2009/09/08/xperf-versions.aspx

XPerf version 4.6 from July 2009
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2009/10/14/xperf-version-4-6-from-july-2009.aspx

XP/Server2003:Xperf.exe, XPerfView.exe and XbootMgr.exe missing after installing the WPT (Windows Performance ToolKit)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2010/02/15/xp-server2003-xperf-exe-xperfview-exe-and-xbootmgr-exe-missing-after-installing-the-wpt-windows-performance-toolkit.aspx

More information:

Windows Performance Analysis Developer Center
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/performance/cc709422.aspx