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When you try to access the Performance Monitor (Perfmon.exe) on a remote computer, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

Access Is Denied

Users who are members of the Administrators group do not experience this problem.


To resolve the problem, add your user account to both the Performance Monitor Users group and the Performance Log Users group on the remote computer that you want to access.

Note Users who are members of only the Performance Monitor Users group still receive an " Access Is Denied" error message.

To add your user account to these groups on the remote computer that you want to access, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the remote computer as an administrator.

  2. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then press ENTER.

  3. In the Computer Management window, expand System Tools, expand Local Users and Groups, and then click Groups.

  4. Double-click Performance Log Users, and then click Add.

  5. In the Enter the object names to select box, type the name of the user account or group account that you want to add, and then click OK.

Repeat these steps to add your account to the Performance Monitor Users group.

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