To determine the scope of Group Policies (starting from Windows XP and later Windows versions), WMI filters can be used. They allow to flexibly tune policies applicability based upon system and resources state information – such as OS version, free memory amount and so on.
Using WMI filters is explained in the corresponding MSDN articles. In short: download WMI tools, specify WMI query and associate it with Group Policy Object to be only applied if the query is true.
WMI Log Files
WMI performance adapter
WMI Monitoring Tool
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Windows Service Monitor
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Windows Server uptime monitoring
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Server performance check
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Server performance testing
IPHost Network Monitor offers the complex solution to the problem, since it is able to do both server performance monitoring and server performance testing (see “Microsoft server monitoring”). Thus it will be clear when server’s capabilities are exhausted (by sending appropriate alerts). Thus, IPHost Network Monitor can be used as stress testing software as well …