Archive for May 21st, 2012

PSLIST Process performance object not found Run Exctrlst from the Windows Resource Kit to repair the performance counters

When trying to pslist a remote machine, you get this error:

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Process performance object not found on COMPUTERNAME
Run Exctrlst from the Windows Resource Kit to repair the performance counters.

For once, the error message is right! Run exctrlst, and then…umm…now what? One more line of info and you wouldn’t have had to search for the solution. Select PerfOS from the list and make sure the Performance Counters Enabled box is checked. Then select PerfProc and make sure it has the checkbox checked too. Close the window and your problem is solved!

Update: If you do not have the Exctrlst tool, you can also resolve the problem by editing the registry manually. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PerfOS\Performance and make sure the Disable Performance Counters value is set to REG_DWORD 0. Similarly, check the value under the PerfProc key. A reboot may be required for the change to take effect.

Adding commonly mistyped phrase: Processor performance object not found

10 comments May 21st, 2012 at 12:22pm


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