Can anybody help with the following super basic questions: 1. I've seen/read there is a table in sql server 2000, namely master.dbo.sysperfinfo a) can someone tell me how to turn on some performance meterics and direct them to this table? is turning on capture of perf metrics/ direction of them to this table a SQL Server operation or an OS operation? b) It appears perfmon has perf metric captures registered with it. When a "measurement session" is set up in perfmon and directed to a SQL Server db does it have anything to do with the table mentioned above? Thanks for any help.