MS SQLServer: Locks: Lock Waits / Sec: _Total - HOW TO REMEDY?

Lock waits/second is creeping upward - 15 to 20 is not uncommon. Is this something  which should concerning? What can be done to lower lock waits/sec? Thank you!

7. SQLServer: Locks: Lock Waits / Sec: _Total

In order for SQL Server to manage concurrent users on the system, SQL Server needs to lock resources from time to time. The lock waits per second counter tracks the number of times per second that SQL Server is not able to retain a lock right away for a resource. Ideally you don't want any request to wait for a lock. Therefore you want to keep this counter at zero, or close to zero at all times.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Is this something  which should concerning?
YES.

What can be done to lower lock waits/sec?
Capture and analyze the queries that are taking longer to run. 15 to 20 seconds is already a slow query. For me, everything that is take more than a second is considered slow unless is a report.
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
How do you go about capturing and analyzing the longer queries? I have no users complaining about query length. It's my monitoring Solar Winds that is noticing the steady rise in lock wait/sec and I'm trying to head off the issue before it becomes noticeable to users or starts causing some other problem. Thank you.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
How do you go about capturing and analyzing the longer queries?
SQL Server Profiler will do that.

I have no users complaining about query length.
Maybe they are so used to the delay of obtaining query results that they might think is how it works :)
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amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Great - thanks Vitor!
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