I'm new to performance monitor, and see there are tons of options pertaining to counters. I would like to get a baseline over 3 days or so for a file server/domain controller combo, as well as a sql server. which counters do I select for each? disks are local. I'm looking at seeing disk IO, memory utilization, disk capacity, free / used, cpu, and network utilization.
I see a System Performance counter already exists and resembles to what I need, but seems that options to run are greyed out. Also, does the performance monitor window need to remain open the entire time for this to run, or is this a background service once executed will run until stopped?