I have a user that needs to be able to run perfmon remotely to monitor SQL server counters.
I have configured the server as per this article and the user is able to use Perfmon remotely whereas before he would get access denied. We are using SQL and Windows 2000.
The problem is that he is unable to see the SQL (or SMS which isn't relevant) counters remotely. When I connect as admin locally and remotely I get the full list of counters from the dropdown list including SQL. This shows it isn't related to the countless issues people have had where SQL counters disappear completely for everyone.
I suspect there is either a registry entry or DLL that needs to give Read access to the user but I have no idea which one it might be. As far as I can tell from following these steps, the user should have read access for all "Services".
I also cannot find an article that tells me how Perfmon works with regard to the counters.