9.1 The System Monitor
The System Monitor is the primary tool for monitoring system performance and is located in the
Performance console in Administrative Tools. This can be used to determine the computer's efficiency
and locate and resolve current or potential bottleneck problems. You can also monitor the performance of
remote computers from the local System Monitor console.
System Monitor contains a number of objects, each with its own set of counters. The available System
Monitor objects include: Cache, Processor, Memory, Logical Disk, Physical Disk, Network Interface, Server,
System, Terminal Services, and Web service. Information about these objects and their counters can be
displayed in three formats: as a graph, as a histogram, or as a text report. You can alter these views by
clicking one of the three buttons in the button bar directly above the graph.