Supporting Messaging Clients

Monitor NNTP Performance Trends

To monitor current performance data, use the chart display in Performance Monitor. To monitor performance trends, use the log function in Performance Monitor. The log function uses the same performance counters as the chart display, but it collects the data at specified intervals.

To create a Performance Monitor log to monitor trends:

  1. Start Performance
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Performance.
  2. Expand Performance Logs and Alerts, and then click Counter Logs.
  3. In the details pane, right-click empty space, and then click New Log Settings.
  4. In Name, type a name for the log, and then click OK.
  5. On the General tab, click Add.
  6. In Performance object, select NNTP Commands, select one or more counters, and then click Add.
  7. In Performance object, select NNTP Server, select one or more counters, and then click Add.
  8. Click Close.
  9. On the General tab, use both Interval and Units to configure the logging interval. In Interval select a number, and in Units select the measurement of time. An interval of 900 seconds, or 15 minutes, is recommended for monitoring trends.
  10. On the Log Files tab, in Location, type the path to a directory on a drive that does not include system files.
  11. To begin collecting data, in the details pane, right-click on the log file, and then click Start.