How to: Collect Windows Counter Data

Windows Counters are system performance counters that can be collected at set intervals during profiling. In the Marks view of the Profiling Tools report, there is a row labeled AutoMark for each collection interval. The row contains columns that describe the performance counter values at that interval. To restrict the analysis to a period of time between two particular marks, select the marks, right-click, and then choose Filter By Marks.


To collect Windows counter data

  1. In Performance Explorer, right-click the session for which you want to configure Windows counters and choose Properties.

  2. In the Property Pages, click Windows Counters.

  3. Select the Collect Windows Counters check box.

  4. In the Collection interval (msecs) text box, type a time interval.

  5. Select a category from the Counter Category drop-down list.

  6. Select an instance from the Instance drop-down list.

  7. Select the counters you want to use when you profile your application.

  8. Click Apply.

See Also


Performance Session Properties

CPU and Windows Counters in Profiling Tools

Other Resources

Configuring Performance Sessions for Profiling Tools