Perfmon SQL Server Deprecated Features Object

01 July,2014 by Tom Collins

Question: I’m upgrading to a SQL Server 2012 version . How can I track  SQL Server deprecated features ?

Answer:  Finding deprecated  features , scheduled for removal in future SQL Server releases is good practise during a SQL Server upgrade. SQL Server supplies a Perfmon object  -  <INSTANCE_NAME>:Depreacted Features  . The Deprecated features Perfmon object tracks the usage of all known deprecated features.

You have a choice of choosing an individual feature or all features . I prefer to use All features , and send a report to the instance owners

This is a sample Perfmon using Current Activity reporting on deprecated feature usage.


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