If you are using Network Performance Monitor to look at the performance of your Windows servers, you'll get an idea that there is an issue with your server if you get an alert that CPU or Memory is starting to max out.

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Now what?  Server & Application Monitor is the perfect tool to help you more quickly troubleshoot the root cause of server performance issues.  After installation, on the node details view you will see additional management tools - Real-Time Process Explorer, Real-Time Event Log Viewer, the Service Control Manager and a Reboot button.

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In launching the Real-Time Process Explorer, you can visualize process that are consuming the most resources.  Right from this view, you can kill processes, or start monitoring a process to get alerted to when it uses too many resources.

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As a network admin, how many times do you hear the app is down?  Server & Application Monitor has other troubleshooting tools to help you determine the cause of the problem and fix it.  Using the Service Control Manager, you can get a quick view into services that have stopped.  From this view you can restart the service or stop it if it is hanging.  Many times when system performance changes for the worse, you can dig into the log files to determine if there was a recent change, if there is a security event and so on.  Again, it's as easy as launching the Real-Time Event Log Viewer and sorting by log type and severity.

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