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Perfmon doesn't display counter names

By peter.berger@genexsrvcs ·
On a Windows 2003 SP1 machine we open perfmon.exe and try to setup some counters for monitoring. But instead of getting the usual Counter names (Processor; Memory; TCP threads, disk utilization, etc) all that we get is a list of random numbers.
We click: Performance Logs & Alerts; Counter Logs; New Log Settings; Name; Add Counters; Use Local Computer Counters; Performance Object.

It is this "Performance Object" drop-down box that lists the random numbers instead of the usual counter names. We haven't seen this on any other server.

Is there a fix? If not, is there a translation table from the number to an English counter name?

Any help/411 would be great. Thanks!

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Perfmon doesn't display c ...

sounds like the performance counters are corrupt.
apply the latest sp. just kidding. i know you did. that probably broke 'em, eh?
here is a nice horrible procedure for manually rebuilding them on svr 2003. HIH;en-us;300956
How to manually rebuild Performance Counter Library values

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by peter.berger@genexsrvcs In reply to

300956 worked! Thanks! You rock.

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try this

by tdemirezen In reply to Perfmon doesn't display c ...

you can try this:

copy C:\WINDOWS\system32\PerfStringBackup.INI from a PC where perfmon works correctly
cd C:\WINDOWS\system32
lodctr /R:PerfStringBackup.INI

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"try this" - more like do this if you want it fixed

by davidj411 In reply to try this

copied from 2003 server to another 2003 server and issue was resolved. thanks!

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