Part 4: Viewing a Performance Monitor log data summary report

Brien Posey

  1. Select the Performance Monitor's System Monitor container and click the View Log Data icon from the toolbar above to view System Monitor Properties.

  2. Click the Add button found on the General tab to view the collected logs collected (don't forget to look in the PerfLogs folder; it's not always selected by default).

  3. Select your log file and click OK.

  4. Click the View Report icon to see a summary report of the Performance Monitor log data you've collected for Exchange Server.



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 Step 1: An introduction to Performance Monitor as a trend-analysis tool
 Step 2: Configuring Performance Monitor for Exchange Server
 Step 3: Reading and analyzing Performance Monitor logs for Exchange Server
 Step 4: Viewing a Performance Monitor log data summary report
 Step 5: Exporting Performance Monitor log data to Microsoft Excel
 Step 6: Related links from

Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at

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