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Network Segment Object Has Been Removed from System Monitor

Article ID: 253790

Article Last Modified on 10/12/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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In Windows 2000, installing Network Monitor does not add the Network Segment object in System Monitor as in Microsoft Windows NT.


To increase the stability and reliability of the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) interface, this object has been removed from System Monitor in the Performance tool in Windows 2000.

You can obtain statistics about most of the counters under this object programmatically by using the Microsoft Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 2000. Some of the functions and program structures that help provide similar information are listed later in this article. You also need to verify that the Npptools.dll file is installed before you can use these functions:


For more information, please refer to the Platform SDK for Windows 2000 or to the following MSDN Web sites.

Platform SDK: Network Monitor

Platform SDK: Network Monitor Reference

Additional query words: perfmon Performance

Keywords: kbinfo kbperformance KB253790