Diagnostic tools (Windows)
Three useful diagnostic tools on Windows systems are described.
The following diagnostic tools are available for Windows operating systems:
- Event viewer, performance monitor, and other administrative tools
- The Administrative Tools folder provides a variety of diagnostic information, including access to the event log and access to performance information.
- Task Manager
- The Task Manager shows all of the processes running on the Windows server, along with details about memory usage. Use this tool to find out which
are running, and to diagnose performance problems. Using this tool, you can determine memory usage,
memory limits, swapper space used, and memory leakage for a process.
To open the Task Manager, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, and click Task Manager from the available options.
- Dr. Watson™
- The Dr. Watson utility
is invoked in the event of a General Protection Fault (GPF). It logs
data that might help in diagnosing a problem, and saves this information
to a file. You must start this utility by typing
drwatsonon the command line.