Tool: Windows Performance Toolkit (Xperf, WPRUI and WPR) updated version as of Aug. 2013

Applies to:

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 8.1

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.

I’m happy to announce that our Program Managers, Developers (SDE’s) and Testers (SDET’s) released a new version of the Windows Performance Toolkit.

It adds support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

But also adds new features and fixes that we (PFE and GBS (used to be known as CTS)) requested.

Grab it from:

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1

WPT: Updated version of “Windows Performance Toolkit” 8.1 update from the ADK or SDK.


Q:  Would I install this tool as a part of my client or server builds? 
A:  Personally, yes, I would add it to the image.

Q:  Should I run the tool by itself?
A:  I would run a matching perfmon so you could see the trending.

Setting a remote perfmon Windows Server 2012 style...

Note:  The instructions works for the Windows clients too.

Enjoy it.




For step-by-step instructions, reference the following posts:

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

WPT: WPR/Xperf: Capture high cpu, disk i/o, file, registry, networking, Private bytes, Virtual bytes, Paged Pool/Nonpaged pool and/or application slowness.

XPerf versions

Comments (3)
  1. SUhov says:

    Going along with…/hh825494.aspx
    something is wrong with it:

    [2534:2578][2013-10-17T11:44:20]: Burn v3.6.2723.0, path: D:TEMP8.1adksetup.exe

    [2534:2644][2013-10-17T11:44:56]: Exception: startIndex cannot be larger than length of string.

    Parameter name: startIndex

      at System.String.InternalSubStringWithChecks(Int32 startIndex, Int32 length, Boolean fAlwaysCopy)

      at System.String.Substring(Int32 startIndex)

      at Microsoft.Bootstrapper.SetupController.OnResolveSource(Object sender, ResolveSourceEventArgs e)

  2. SUhov:  Make sure that it's on a Windows 7/Server 2008R2 and newer O.S.  You also need to be a local admin, and make sure if using Internet Explorer, you are elevating it as an admin before you browse to the webpage (LorIE == IE's UAC).

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