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Add a class filter to make performance reporting easier

At my job I have to create performance reports and schedule them to be delivered on a weekly basis to a group of people.  In the past, finding the right object from the "Add Object" window was painful.  I could never seem to find everything I was trying to find.  So the other day, I clicked on the "Options" button and saw I could filter by Class.  This helped me to find all the objects I was looking for without trying to enter a search phrase for the object.

Below is the outline on how to do this.

1) Go to the reporting pane of the operations console and open the Generic Performance report.

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2) Create a new chart and new series and click add object.

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3) At the Add Object window click ‘Options’

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4) In the Options window click ‘Add…’

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5) In the Add Class window type the name of the class and pick the class (or classes) you want to filter against.

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6) Review your selections.

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7) Now if you search without a filter you will return only Windows Computer and Exchange 2003 Physical Installations.  Notice it tells you that a Filter Option has been applied.

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This list is easier to manage compared to a list of all object imho.  Happy reporting!

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