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-3Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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
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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Shift-3Connect With a Mentor Commented:
The easiest method would probably be to create Scheduled Tasks to run LOGMAN START and LOGMAN STOP commands at the desired times.

You can script the creation of tasks on multiple servers with FOR /F and the SCHTASKS command.

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

z969307Author Commented:
Thank You.
 I will give this a try, if it works I'll double the points.
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
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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