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Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 10/16/2016.

Ever have a performance problem, but don't know what performance counters to collect or how to analyze them? The PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs) tool is a powerful tool that reads in a performance monitor counter log and analyzes it using known thresholds.


  • Thresholds files for most of the major Microsoft products such as IIS, MOSS, SQL Server, BizTalk, Exchange, and Active Directory.
  • An easy to use GUI interface which makes creating batch files for the PAL.ps1 script.
  • A GUI editor for creating or editing your own threshold files.
  • Creates an HTML based report for ease of copy/pasting into other applications.
  • Analyzes performance counter logs for thresholds using thresholds that change their criteria based on the computer's role or hardware specs.

To install Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install pal

To upgrade Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade pal


  • Tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $package = 'pal';
    $url = ''
    $drop = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $checkSum = '5A032BAF0B3986E7706E7CCE2AE3587D02B04FD223BDCE2E278F3CC34E14CE21'
    $checkSumType = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $package $url $drop -Checksum $checkSum -ChecksumType $checkSumType
  • Tools\setup.exe.ignore

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • mikelag
  • svenhau


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool 935 Wednesday, November 14, 2012  
Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool 312 Monday, October 8, 2012  

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