There is no Start Screen shortcut to "Resource Monitor" by default in Windows 8, but you can create one:
Press Win+D to show the desktop.Right-click in an empty area, choose New → Shortcut.In Type the location of the item, type perfmon.exe /res; click Next.In Type a name for this shortcut, type Resource Monitor; click Finish.
You should now have a shortcut on the desktop named "Resource Monitor". Right-click on this shortcut and choose Pin to Start.
Now, when you press the Win key and type Resource Monitor, an icon that launches Resource Monitor should appear on the Start Screen.
I've been tasked to manage the SharePoint 2010 and 2013 database servers after deployment. While looking at the list of databases, I saw several content databases that have GUID values appended to their names.
I've had the same issue in the past. Normally a shrink and a trn backup need to occur multiple times. In extreme cases I set the DB to "Simple" recovery and then run a shrink operation on the log file. That always works for me. However recently I had a situation where that would not work. The issue was caused by a long running query that did not complete, so any attempts to shrink were useless until I could kill that process then run my shrink operations. We are talking a log file that grew to 60 GB and is now shrunk to 500 MB.
Remember, as soon as you change from FULL to Simple recovery mode and do the shrink, dont forget to set it back to FULL. Then immediately afterward you must do a FULL DB backup.