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How to sustain your data collector set through a reboot!

How to sustain your data collector set through a reboot!

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This is a special post, from the Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFE) Vital Signs Instructors alias…something we felt should be shared.

If you had noticed, it’s difficult to sustain a data collector set in Perfmon for 2008 R2 through a reboot, so it automatically starts after the reboot.  Well, here is how to make it work properly.

1. Define a User Defined Data Collector Set in Perfmon. You don’t have to define any schedule for it.

2. Go to Start -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Task Scheduler

3. Browse to Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Windows –> PLA


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4. Enable Hidden Tasks (View ->  Show Hidden Tasks)

5. You should see all your User Defined Data Collector Sets in here.

6. Open your set, go to Triggers and set up “At Startup“ trigger


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Hope this helps you with your performance data collection needs!

Special shout out to Martin Vokurek in Prague for developing the details on this!

Comments
  • Excellent blog, thanks.

  • Nice Description. But how i can setup these credential at installation time.

  • Rajneesh, which credentials, do you mean alternate credentials to do the data collector with?

  • Hi - thanks so much for this info - found this article via Google - THANKS AGAIN!! :)

  • Brilliantly simple! Thanks Jeff!

  • Thanks much. Really saved my time.

  • What about for windows 2012 ?

  • Brilliant! Thanks

  • Simple and clear to folow

  • Thank you for posting this!

  • Thanks man!!!! It has solved the problems of many people :) Appreciated!!!!!!

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