Configure Windows Performance Monitor on client computers

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this topic to configure Windows Performance Monitor on both client computers to monitor BranchCache performance. Before accessing the content on Content-01, you must configure Performance Monitor with BranchCache counters to record BranchCache activity.


You must perform the following procedure on both Client-01 and Client-02 in order to measure BranchCache performance during testing.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

To configure Performance Monitor

  1. On client computers, click Start, click Search programs and files, and type perfmon. In Search results, in Programs, click perfmon.exe. Windows Performance Monitor opens.

  2. In Monitoring Tools click Performance Monitor to view the Performance Monitor graph. To change the performance monitor graph to report view, click the graph toolbar icon that displays an arrow to reveal the drop-down list, and then click Report.

  3. To add BranchCache counters, click the graph toolbar icon that is a green plus sign (+). The Add Counters dialog box opens. In the left pane, scroll to BranchCache, and click the arrow to expand the list of BranchCache counters. Select the following counters.

    • Retrieval: Bytes from cache

    • Retrieval: Bytes from server

    • Retrieval: Bytes served

    • SMB: Bytes from cache

    • SMB: Bytes from server

  4. Click Add, and then click OK. Note that the values for all BranchCache counters are zero. The following illustration displays performance counters configured on Client-01.