How to Export Performance Counter to a File

by [Published on 27 Aug. 2014 / Last Updated on 27 Aug. 2014]

Tip explains how to export Performance data to a file.

You can use Export-Counter PowerShell cmdlet to export the performance data. This cmdlet is designed to work with Get-Counter cmdlet. Here is an example:

The below command uses Get-Counter cmdlet to collect the Processor Time data and using Export-Counter, data is exported to a blg file.

  • Get-Counter "\Processor(*)\% Processor Time" | Export-Counter -Path C:\Temp\PerfData.blg

The output is saved in the C:\Temp\PerfData.blg file.

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP, and was awarded Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles for various online communities. Nirmal can also be found contributing to PowerShell based Dynamic Packs for ADHealthProf.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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