Solved

"Process performance counter is disabled" exception on Process.GetProcessesByName ( )

Posted on 2003-12-11
3
1,402 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Calls to Process.GetProcessesByName fail on certain machines with the following exception:

Process performance counter is disabled so the requested operation cannot be peformed

What, if anything needs to be enabled so that this call will work?
0
Comment
Question by:wile_e_coyote
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 9930448
What kind of process are you trying to access?
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:wile_e_coyote
ID: 9930492
I'm trying to determine if a particulare app is running, ie.  Process.GetProcessesByName ("notepad")
0
 
LVL 96

Accepted Solution

by:
Bob Learned earned 250 total points
ID: 9930554
0

Featured Post

Forrester Webinar: xMatters Delivers 261% ROI

Guest speaker Dean Davison, Forrester Principal Consultant, explains how a Fortune 500 communication company using xMatters found these results: Achieved a 261% ROI, Experienced $753,280 in net present value benefits over 3 years and Reduced MTTR by 91% for tier 1 incidents.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Sort GridView by ID Descending 1 24
Convert Ctime to date time in textfile? 7 61
SSIS Start 2 37
Selenium: Transitioning from unit testing to automated testing 4 57
Flash (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Flash) has evolved over the years to where it has become a masterful tool for displaying content screen.  It has excellent layout placement, UI precision as well as rendering capabilities. This, along with t…
In my previous two articles we discussed Binary Serialization (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_4362.html) and XML Serialization (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_4425.html). In this article we will try to know more about SOAP (Simple Object Acces…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

735 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question