WPT: Installing the Windows Performance Toolkit v5.0 (WPRUI, WPR, Xperf)


 

Applies to:

Windows Server 2012

Windows 8

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 7

 

Does not work with:

Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista

Windows Server 2003

Windows XP

Updated May 2014.

The Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) is now shipping as part of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows® 8

WPT: Updated version of “Windows Performance Toolkit” 8.1 update from the ADK or SDK.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2014/05/28/wpt-updated-version-of-windows-performance-toolkit-8-1-update-from-the-adk-or-sdk.aspx

 

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Click on “Download”

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Click on “Next”

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Select the radio button for “Yes”

Click on “Next”

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Click on “Accept”

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Uncheck everything except for “Windows Performance Toolkit”

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So it looks like this, and then click on “Install”

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Click on “Close”

The installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Windows Performance Toolkit

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If you would like to install WPT on a different system such as one that doesn’t have internet access.  Grab the .msi packages from C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Windows Performance Toolkit\Redistributables

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You will see the following icons:

“Windows Performance Recorder”

“Windows Performance Analyzer”

“GPUView”

 

So how does WPT 5.0 compare with WPT 4.0?

WPT 4.0 WPT 5.0
Xperf.exe WPRUI.exe
  WPR.exe
XperfView.exe WPA.exe
XbootMgr.exe WPRUI.exe
  WPR.exe

 

Related:

XPerf versions
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2009/09/08/xperf-versions.aspx

XPerf version 4.6 from July 2009
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2009/10/14/xperf-version-4-6-from-july-2009.aspx

XP/Server2003:Xperf.exe, XPerfView.exe and XbootMgr.exe missing after installing the WPT (Windows Performance ToolKit)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2010/02/15/xp-server2003-xperf-exe-xperfview-exe-and-xbootmgr-exe-missing-after-installing-the-wpt-windows-performance-toolkit.aspx

More information:

Windows Performance Analysis Developer Center
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/performance/cc709422.aspx

Comments (8)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks. Very helpful.

  2. V Dalia says:

    Thanks for sharing the info. It is very helpful.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi my name is Randolph Reyes (Randy) with my first blog contribution! I am Premier Field Engineer specializing

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi my name is Randolph Reyes (Randy) with my first blog contribution! I am Premier Field Engineer specializing

  5. Anonymous says:

    Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 Does not apply to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Windows

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi all, For those of you that are using the “Windows Performance Toolkit” actively in your troubleshooting

  7. Anonymous says:

    Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows

  8. Anonymous says:

    Updated version of the “Windows Performance Toolkit” (WPRUI, WPR, and Xperf) is now available (Feb. 2015