How to disable Performance counter collection to improve performance in Symantec Mail Security 6.5

Article:TECH122827  |  Created: 2010-01-29  |  Updated: 2012-01-25  |  Article URL
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Symantec Mail Security performance counters collection is enabled by default. The performance counters data is not typically utilized by the administrators. However, the additional CPU processing can generate high I/O activity. Symantec Mail Security 6.5 incorporates a provision to switch off the performance counter data collection via a registry entry.

High I/O activity



Data collection of performance counter data can contribute to higher I/O activity


Performance counter collection is configurable through the following registry key:


Setting this key to 1 will stop updating perfmon counters.
By Default all mail counters will be automatically be updated.

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