Performance Monitoring and Tuning How-to Topics

There are a variety of tools and techniques that can be used to monitor Microsoft SQL Server. Understanding how to monitor SQL Server can help you:

  • Determine whether performance improvements can be made.

  • Determine user activity to find out what queries users are issuing and who is connecting to SQL Server.

  • Troubleshoot problems.

  • Test applications.

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This section contains information about how to use SQL Server performance monitoring and tuning tools.