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Because the Systems Management Server Executive is a wrapper containing the actual Systems Management Server services for many functions in the Site, they are run as threads and are, therefore, not subject to many of the convenient Performance Monitor (PERFMON.EXE) features available to process- level statistics.
This article describes how to monitor each thread for certain counters and how to isolate performance issues within the Executive.
To use Performance Monitor and the Windows NT Registry Editor to monitor and isolate Systems Management Server Executive performance issues to certain threads:
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to reinstall Windows NT to correct them. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk.
More Troubleshooting TipsTo watch each task the identified thread component performs and the associated %Processer Time usage, use the SMSTrace tool and monitor the component log file beside the Performance Monitor window. When the log file goes idle, expect the %Processer Time usage of the component's thread to go idle also.
To learn about other statistics of the thread, look at additional counters, for example, %User Time, etc.
Article ID: 133385 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.2