Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) is a tool that extends Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) and provides detailed recordings of system and application behavior and resource usage.
WPR can be used with Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) to investigate particular areas of performance and to gain an overall understanding of resource consumption. WPR and WPA enable development and IT professionals to proactively identify and resolve performance issues. WPR requires Windows® 7 or later version operating system.
Installing WPR & WPA
WPR & WPA are a part of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit. This can be downloaded from the following link.
- Download Windows ADK – Microsoft Download Center (external site)
When downloaded, run the installer. When at the stage for selecting features to install choose the ‘Windows Performance Toolkit’. This includes the Windows Performance Recorder and Analyzer.
Using Windows Performance Recorder
Start Windows Performance Recorder, in the bottom left panel, under Resource Analysis choose the metrics you would like to record. Click ‘Start’ to being the recording. Repeat the steps to cause the problem you are trying to solve. Once you have completed your problem scenario, click ‘Save’. You can then choose the location to save the file and enter a detailed description. Click ‘Save’ again. Once the save is complete, click ‘Open in WPA’.
Sending to Support
Once the output from WPR has been created, please compress this file and send to Push Technology Support. If the file is greater than 15mb, please contact support who will make alternative arrangements to receive the file.