Hosting Chat Communities

Monitoring Chat Service

Monitoring your Chat Service allows you to maintain server availability and performance. Regular monitoring indicates which services are running and informs you about the state of those services. It also allows you to discover irregularities and correct them before they interrupt service.

To monitor Chat Service, you use the Performance Monitor application in the Windows 2000 Server Administrative Tools (on the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Performance). The performance counters provided with Chat Service allow you to create charts and reports that show critical information related to security, performance, and capacity.

Performance Monitor includes a single Chat Service object, and a variety of performance counters.

In addition to charts and reports, you can define messages that notify you when monitored values exceed the thresholds that you specify. For more information, see the Windows 2000 Server online help.

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