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Scheduling Perfmon

I would like to setup a schedule for perfmon to start and stop at a certain time, currently i have about 20 servers and i am doing this manually, the schedule only give you the option for the day, I would like to schedule on a M-F 9AM - 2PM, exclude holidays etc, the way you can schedule in windows backup, does anyone know how to do this ? If i am not being clear please let me know to clarify thanks!
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Shift-3Commented:
The easiest method would probably be to create Scheduled Tasks to run LOGMAN START and LOGMAN STOP commands at the desired times.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303133

You can script the creation of tasks on multiple servers with FOR /F and the SCHTASKS command.
http://www.ss64.com/nt/for_f.html
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814596

Holidays are trickier.  You might have to exclude those manually.

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Shift-3Commented:
As an example, paste the script below into a text file with a .cmd extension.  Customize the value of the "logname" variable with the name of the Perfmon collection.  Create a text file named serverlist.txt in the same directory containing a list of servers to run the script against, one per line.

Running the script will create tasks on each server to start the collection at 9 am and stop it at 2 pm on weekdays.


@echo off
setlocal
 
set logname=Test
 
for /F %%G in (serverlist.txt) do (
 schtasks /Create /S \\%%G /RU "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" /SC WEEKLY /D MON,TUE,WED,THU,FRI /TN "Start Perfmon %logname%" /TR "logman start %logname%" /ST 09:00:00
 schtasks /Create /S \\%%G /RU "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" /SC WEEKLY /D MON,TUE,WED,THU,FRI /TN "Stop Perfmon %logname%" /TR "logman stop %logname%" /ST 14:00:00
)

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z969307Author Commented:
Thank You.
 I will give this a try, if it works I'll double the points.
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z969307Author Commented:
I just got around to doing this, when i ran the cmd, it finished very quickly and i did see some success, but when i went over to the server i didn't see the counter log created, do i need to manually create one on all servers and name it under "logname" ? also to make sure the script ran fine can it be written to a log txt file ? thanks
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Shift-3Commented:
You can use LOGMAN to copy the collection to other machines.  Type "LOGMAN /?" for the syntax.

Append ">> log.txt 2>>&1" to lines 7 and 8 to create a log file.
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