Two Minute Drill: LOGMAN.EXE

This topic discuss the automation of creating Performance Monitor and Trace Logs.  Most administrators are comfortable creating Local and Remote Performance Monitor logs using the Performance Monitor MMC and the GUI tools.  However, there are some extremely powerful command line utilities that can be used to configure and capture Performance data.  Today we will be discussing the LOGMAN.ExE […]

This topic discuss the automation of creating Performance Monitor and Trace Logs.  Most administrators are comfortable creating Local and Remote Performance Monitor logs using the Performance Monitor MMC and the GUI tools.  However, there are some extremely powerful command line utilities that can be used to configure and capture Performance data.  Today we will be discussing the LOGMAN.ExE utility.  So without further ado ...

The LOGMAN.EXE utility can be used to create and manage Event Trace Session and Performance logs.  Many functions of Performance Monitor are supported and can be invoked using this command line utility.  Before we look at some examples of how to configure Performance logs using this utility, let's quickly cover some of the syntax.  Running LOGMAN /? from a command prompt brings up the first level of context sensitive help:

Basic Usage:  LOGMAN [create | query | start | stop | delete | update | import | export] [options].  The verbs specified determine what actions are being performed:

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