Windows Server – Disk Performance Missing From Task Manager?

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KB ID 0001203 Dtd 08/06/16

Problem

If your machine is struggling, a good place to look first is the performance tab on ‘Task Manager’

Task Manager NO Disk Statistics

Here you can see CPU and Memory Stats and how our network cards are performing, but wheres the disk stats?

 

Solution

Before you can see them you need to enable them, open a PowerShell, (or an administrative command window). and run the following command;

diskperf -y

Task Manager Enable Disk Performance 

Now re-open task manager and go to the performance tab and you can see the stats for the hard drives;

Task Manager Show Disk Performance

I can’t think why, but if you wanted to turn this off again issue the following command;

diskperf -n

Task Manager Disable Disk Performance

 

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Author: PeteLong

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