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add counter from server ('Unable to connect to machine')

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I try to add counter from server from Performance Monitor in my local machine. Message show 'Unable to connect to machine', how can I connect to server? Actually my local machine is in the network.
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by:keenemarin
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First off, are you typing it in properly? it should be of the format "\\servername" (without the quotes).

Are you a local administrator of your local computer & the server?

I dont really know what permission levels are required, but these seem like obvious things to check for, and correct if at all necessary.

Keene
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by:DataField
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Yes, I type the server name correctly and I am the  local administrator of your local computer & the server.

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by:DataField
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Ok, I tried put server IP address, instead of server name '\\servername', and it works.
Thanks for your reply.
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keenemarin earned 750 total points
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Aaah, your DNS is amiss then :)

Glad you got it working.

Keene
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