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

Posted on 2003-12-11
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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?
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What kind of process are you trying to access?
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by:wile_e_coyote
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I'm trying to determine if a particulare app is running, ie.  Process.GetProcessesByName ("notepad")
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