Using Microsoft’s Performance Toolkit for Benchmarking – Part 2
Part I of this blog series discussed the benefits of using the Windows Assessment & Deployment Toolkit for benchmark testing. This blog will provide further detail around how to install the required component of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit.
When installing the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit, the fourth screen of the installation process, depicted in Figure 1, allows the user to choose which component to install. The only component required for benchmarking is the “Windows Performance Toolkit”, select that component and proceed with the installation.
After the installation is complete, the next step is to launch “Windows Performance Recorder”. This can be accomplished several ways, one method is to simply type “Windows Performance” in the search box after clicking on the Windows Start button. The GUI pictured below is available to execute tests, however this process can also be automated by using the command line feature of Performance Recorder.