Resource Monitor

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Resource Monitor
A component of Microsoft Windows
Resource Monitor Win7.png
Windows 7 Resource Monitor.png
Resource Monitor running under Windows 7
Details
Type System resources utility
Included with Windows Vista and later
Windows Server 2008 and later
Related components
Task Manager

Resource Monitor, a utility in Windows Vista and later, displays information about the use of hardware (CPU, memory, disk, and network) and software (file handles and modules) resources in real time.[1]). Users can launch Resource Monitor by executing resmon.exe (perfmon.exe in Windows Vista).

The Vista and later Resource Monitor heavily leverages the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) facilities introduced in Windows 7;[2] the counter setup (event tracing session) used by the Resource Monitor can provide logging as well.[3]

Features[edit]

The Resource Monitor window includes five tabs:[4]

  • Overview
  • CPU
displays column lists of Processes, Services, Associated Handles and Associated Modules; charts of CPU Usage (separate for every core)
  • Memory
displays overall Physical Memory consumption and separate consumption of every Process; charts of Used Physical Memory, Commit Charge and Hard Faults/sec
  • Disk
displays Processes with Disk Activity, Disk Activity and Storage; charts of Disk Usage (KB/sec) and Disk Queue Length
  • Network
displays Processes with Network Activity, Network Activity, TCP Connections and Listening Ports; charts of Network Usage (separate for every adapter) and TCP Connections

Ways to start the application[edit]

  • Choose Start→Type to search "Resource Monitor".
  • Start Windows Task Manager→select Performance tab→Click the "Open Resource Monitor" link at the lower left corner.
  • Choose Start→All Programs→Accessories→System Tools→Resource Monitor.
  •  %windir%\system32\perfmon.exe /res
  •  %windir%\system32\resmon.exe

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tulloch, Mitch; Northrup, Tony; Honeycutt, Jerry; Wilson, Ed (2009). Windows 7 Resource Kit. Pearson Education. ISBN 9780735642775. Retrieved 2014-06-03. The Resource Overview screen of the Reliability and Performance Monitor Control Panel item in Windows Vista has become a separate tool in Windows 7 called Resource Monitor [...]. 
  2. ^ http://blogs.technet.com/b/michw/archive/2013/11/04/getting-started-with-performance-tracing-part-1-event-tracing-for-windows-demystified.aspx
  3. ^ http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2011/01/04/how-to-pull-the-information-that-resource-monitor-resmon-exe-provides.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.pcworld.com/article/241677/how_to_use_resource_monitor.html