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Windows Server 2008 R2 Performance Monitoring

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?

Thanks.
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fireguy1125
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Sushil SonawaneCommented:
Please refer below link you will get complete Performance Monitoring

(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/gg463392.aspx)

To configure perfromance contuer please refer below links

(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744567(v=ws.10).aspx)

(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771692(v=ws.10).aspx)

If you want to third party then you can use server moniter from manageengine.

(http://www.manageengine.com/network-monitoring/server-monitoring.html)
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