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Microsoft Windows provides an excellent feature where it will collect key performance indicators and either store them in a “BLG” File or display them real-time. We have 2 products (BLG Performance Report Generator and SPASS – System Performance and Sizing Site) that work with these counters to display performance data for your systems.

This guide will explain all the counters that our products utilize to give you more of an insight of how your systems are performing so you will be better equipped to address possible performance issues that you may encounter.

Our SPASS – System Performance and Sizing Site product provides basic email alerts for various performance, disk space, security or service issues, but many of our customers require additional advanced monitoring, especially for websites.

To address this need, this guide will show you how you can utilize Microsoft PowerShell to monitor various websites. Many guides are available for standard website monitoring via PowerShell, but most products/guides will not process client side scripting such as JavaScript, which makes it nearly impossible to monitor ADFS and other “Single Sign-on” sites.

This guide also addresses the Client Side Scripting issue so you are able to monitor these types of sites!

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One of our priorities when developing SPASS – System Performance and Sizing Site was to ensure it was easy to setup and maintain. We decided to use standard Windows libraries and basic functions to realize that goal.

This guide covers the process of setting up all aspects of the SPASS product from the Data Collection process to setting up the Web Application on IIS. This guide also provides guidance in the best way to maintain the product, including example scripts to automate those types of tasks.

Importing Perflog Templates on Windows 2003 Servers – This is the guide we follow when we start capturing the Performance Stats from a Windows 2003 Server.

Importing Perflog Templates on Windows 2008 (and above) Servers – This is the guide we follow when we start capturing the Performance Stats from a Windows 2008 (and above) Server.

Powershell SCOM Scripts – Example Scripts for Microsoft’s System Center OpsMgr

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