The Windows Performance Toolkit comes with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK). You will be shown where you can grab the latest ADK and what to select in order to grab just the Windows Performance Toolkit. After installation is completed you will be shown where to locate the Windows Performance Recorder User Interface (WPR-UI) and the Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) and creating desktop shortcuts for easy access.
- [Instructor] We can install the Windows Performance Toolkit as part of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit, or commonly called ADK, which can be downloaded from this link. We are going to use two tools in the Windows Performance Toolkit. The first is the Windows Performance Recorder that will be run to collect system event data while the key logger is recording our key presses. The second tool is the Windows Performance Analyzer, which we'll use to inspect the trace file and find evidence of this undetected key logger. For this course, we are going to focus on the Windows 10 version.
If you have Windows 8.1 or below you can scroll down a bit and find the download link right here. The installation process is pretty straightforward. So let's click on the link for Windows 10. When it's done downloading, locate it and double-click to start the installation. During the set up, let's keep the default installation path the same and click Next. We don't need to participate in anything, so set this to No, and click Next. Let's click Accept on the End User License Agreement. Now here since we only want the Windows Performance Toolkit, let's uncheck all these boxes.
This way we're not installing six gigabytes worth of stuff that we're not going to use. Now let's only check the box next to Windows Performance Toolkit, and click Install. Click Yes on any prompts that come up. After it's done installing, let's locate it. Close out of this, and by default, it's going to be located in your C:, Program Files (x86), scroll down a bit, Windows Kits, 10, at the bottom right there. Now if you're running a 32-bit operating system instead of Program Files (x86), it's just going to say C:\Program Files.
Also instead of Windows Kits\10, if you're running Windows 8 or 8.1, you're going to want to double click on that folder. But here since we're focusing on Windows 10, we're going to double click on the 10 folder. Let's now double click on the Windows Performance Toolkit folder. Inside the Windows Performance Toolkit, let's scroll down to the bottom to see the wprui.exe. This is the Windows Performance Recorder UI Menu. Let's right click on it and select Create shortcut. Click Yes on any prompts that come up.
You should now see the wprui.exe Shortcut on the desktop. This is for easier access to the WPRUI Menu. Rather than having to navigate to the folder every single time. And that's it, the Windows Performance Toolkit is installed, and the WPRUI Menu Shortcut is set up.