ULS Data Collection Requirements

The ULS logging is one of the most effective ways to find out what is going on “under the hood”.  In certain cases the verbosity of the logging might need to be increased to get more useful and actionable information.  To change the verbosity of the logs, please follow these steps: Navigate to the Central…


Data Collection Requirements for Performance Monitor

All Servers Please ensure that the instructions in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281884 are followed on each server. This will allow for the Process ID value to be included as part of the process monitor data that is being captured. Download the counters.zip file.  Inside this zip you will find 3 text files that contain the counters we are…


IIS Data Collection Requirements for Windows 2008

1. Start the Internet Information Services (IIS) manager on each machine. The easiest way to accomplish this is via the applet in the Administrative Tools section of the Start menu. 2. Click on the Machine node in the tree (left hand side). This will bring up the area view in the right hand side. Your…


IIS Data Collection Requirements for Windows 2003

1. Start the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager on each machine. The easiest way to accomplish this is via the applet in the Administrative Tools section of the Start menu. 2. Open the tree up (on the left hand side) until Web Sites is available. Select and right-click to bring up the Properties pane. This…


Improve performance of Content Query Web Parts with ViewFieldsOverride

The content query web part is a powerful tool.  As a Support Escalation Engineer I get to see some very creative ways in which customers use this tool.  In this blog post I will be discussing how you can use ViewFieldsOverride to reduce not only the duration of these queries, but also the amount of…