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Exctrlst.exe – The case of missing Performance Coutners

Posted by in Windows Server

Recently I wrote about how to fix Corrupt of Missing Performance Coutners on a Windows Server. If you read the KB Article mentioned, it may sound complicated. One of the steps is to go through registry and find all services that have performance subkey. This could be very time consuming and tedious. Also, if you missed, the article does mention you have to make sure you rebuild counters from other programs such as Exchange Server and SQL server among others. It’s not part of rebuild process outlined in the KB….read more

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Corrupt or Missing Performance Counters

Posted by in PowerShell, Windows Server

One of the functions in the code I posted in “Check Exchange 2003 vitals with PowerShell” is to check performance counters. When running the script, you may encounter an error: Get-WmiObject : Invalid Class   This could happen for 2 reasons: 1: You have a typo in Perf Counter object. 2: The performance counter is missing on the host you are checking.   When this happened to me, I checked and verified this by loading performance monitor on affected server and trying to load Memory counters which the code was…read more

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