Windows 7 / Networking

Data Collector Sets

While you can use Performance Monitor to gather a custom set of information, it's generally quicker to start one of the built-in data collector sets. Both the System Diagnostics and System Performance data collector sets gather network performance counters that might reveal the cause of network problems.

To use a data collector set, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
  2. Expand Performance, Data Collector Sets, and System.
  3. Under System, right-click System Diagnostics, and then click Start.
  4. Starting diagnostics tracing causes Windows to collect detailed information about network adapters and overall operating system performance.
  5. Now that you have started tracing, you should reproduce the networking problem. The data collector set will gather data for 60 seconds.
  6. Windows takes a few seconds to generate a report after you stop tracing. Then, you can view the collected information in a report. To view the report, under Performance, expand Reports. Then, expand System Diagnostics and click the latest report.

Depending on the type of report, it can include the following information:

  • Computer make and model
  • Operating system version
  • A list of all services, their current states, and their PIDs
  • Network adapter driver information and networking system files and versions
  • Processor, disk, network, and memory utilization
  • Total bandwidth of each network adapter
  • Packets sent and received
  • Active TCPv4 and TCPv6 connections
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  1. Troubleshooting Network Issues
  2. Tools for Troubleshooting
  3. Table-1 Network Troubleshooting Tools
  4. Arp
  5. How to Identify a Problem with the ARP Cacher
  6. How to Clear the ARP Cache
  7. Event Viewer
  8. IPConfig
  9. Nblookup
  10. Nbtstat
  11. Net
  12. How to View Shared Folders on the Local Computer
  13. How to View Shared Folders on Another Computer
  14. Netstat
  15. Network Monitor
  16. Nslookup
  17. Verifying that the Default DNS Server Resolves Correctly
  18. Verifying that a Specific DNS Server Resolves Correctly
  19. Verifying Specific Types of Addresses
  20. Using TCP for DNS Lookups
  21. PathPing
  22. PathPing Output
  23. Routing Loops
  24. Performance Problems
  25. Possible Connectivity Issues
  26. No Connectivity Issues
  27. Performance Monitor
  28. Data Collector Sets
  29. Windows Resource Monitor
  30. Ping
  31. PortQry
  32. Identifying the TCP Port for a Service
  33. Windows 7 Testing Service Connectivity
  34. Determining Available Remote Management Protocols
  35. Why PortQry Is Great
  36. Route
  37. Task Manager
  38. TCPView
  39. Telnet Client
  40. Testing Service Connectivity
  41. Test TCP
  42. Windows Network Diagnostics
  43. The Process of Troubleshooting Network Problems
  44. How to Troubleshoot Network Connectivity Problems
  45. How to Troubleshoot Application Connectivity Problems
  46. Default Port Assignments for Common Services and Tasks
  47. How to Troubleshoot Name Resolution Problems
  48. How to Verify Connectivity to a DNS Server
  49. How to Use the Hosts File
  50. How to Troubleshoot Performance Problems and Intermittent Connectivity Issues
  51. How to Troubleshoot Joining or Logging on to a Domain
  52. How to Verify Requirements for Joining a Domain
  53. How to Troubleshoot Network Discovery
  54. How to Troubleshoot File and Printer Sharing
  55. How to Troubleshoot File and Printer Sharing from the Client
  56. How to Troubleshoot File and Printer Sharing from the Server
  57. How to Troubleshoot Wireless Networks
  58. Network Diagnostics
  59. How to Troubleshoot Firewall Problems