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SQL Server – Download the Perfstats script

31 August,2012 by Tom Collins

Troubleshooting SQL Server environments , I need to gather data and troubleshoot SQL Server performance problems as time critical. One of the tools I use is the Perfstats Script. The scripts originally came from the SQK Server support group at Microsoft. One of main benefits is using this script is the templates capture data from different sources: SQL Trace, Blocking information, Event Logs, SQL Diag and Perfmon.

Download the scripts and begin to experiment. Once you’ve used them a few times and begin to understand which template to use -   focus on interpreting the data.

Step 1 – Navigate to

Step 2-  Under the Feature highlights section ,  go to point 4. Click on : SQL 2005 Perf Stats Script or SQL 2008 Perf Stats

Step 3 -  Click Page Info on the navigation bar and go to the File Attachments section . Download the relevant version

 Once you’ve extracted the files – you’ll dicover a number files . predefined for usage with SQLDiag.exe

The standard templates deal with  - Performance Statistics, Blocking, Latch contention

 Before deciding which of the Perfstats Templates to use:





Consider what is the aim of gathering this data?

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