Turn on Accounting for WSRM

This setting turns the Accounting feature On or Off.

If you enable this setting, Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM) will start accounting various usage statistics of the processes.

If you disable this setting, WSRM will stop logging usage statistics of processes.

If you do not configure this setting, the user can specify whether accounting needs to be turned On or Off.

The accounting processes is disabled by default.

The accounting database provides an interface you can use to manage both the information in the database and the physical size of the database. Managing database information involves finding relevant information and then organizing it efficiently. Managing the physical size of the database requires regular attention because, unless it is configured to do otherwise, Windows System Resource Manager continues to store accounting information. As a result, the size of the database continues to increase. To manage the size of the database, you can archive accounting data for later use or delete it from the database.

You can use accounting data can to monitor resource usage, compare actual and expected performance, assess whether the computer's physical resources are sufficient for its intended tasks, and provide the basis for charge-back accounting.


Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\WSRM
Value NameAccountingEnabled
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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