This article contains a description of the Windows XP
Logman.exe, Relog.exe, and Typeperf.exe command-line tools you can use in
conjunction with, or separate from, System Monitor and the Performance Logs and
All of these tools are included in all versions of
Microsoft Windows XP (excluding Windows XP Home Edition), and you can run these tools from a command prompt.
You can use the Logman.exe tool to:
- Remotely start and stop log file data collections from a
central location by specifying the remote computer name.
- Configure a data collection on one computer and then copy
that configuration to multiple computers from a central location.
- Query currently-running logs and traces.
If Sample_Log is the name of an existing performance log on the
local computer, the logman start Sample_Log
starts the log.
You can use the Relog.exe tool to:
- Convert a log from one type to another, such as a Microsoft
Windows NT 4.0 log to a Windows XP log, or a binary log file (.blg) to a
comma-separated values (.csv) file.
- Resample a log file, and then create a new log file that is
based on specified counters, a time period, or a sampling interval.
To convert a Windows 2000 log file that is named Win2k_log to a
.csv log file that is named Win2k_log.csv, you would use the relog
Win2k_log.blg -f CSV -o Win2k_log.csv
You can use the Typeperf.exe tool to:
- Write performance data to the command window or to a
supported log file format.
- Display all of the counters that are currently available on
a particular local or remote computer.
To output the Memory counter, Available Bytes, from a remote
computer that is named "XPPRO", every 5 seconds, you would use the typeperf "Memory\Available Bytes" -s XPPRO -si 00:05
For more information about these tools,
see the online Help, or run the command with the /?