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Call to SQLAllocConnect failed with %1.

Posted on 2012-04-11
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I have setup the Sql 2008 Data Collection, and there are 3 default collection sets, yet when I try to setup the data collectors on a remote server (log perf counters to sql), I get:

WHen attempting to start the Data Collector Set the
following system error occured:

Call to SQLAllocConnect failed with %1.

My goal is to collect performance statistics from all my Windows 2008 machines in the PDW of the sql 2008 server.
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Most likely you have some permissions/authorization issues - please see below:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-GB/wptk_v4/thread/1517d7ca-3cd2-45bd-bc39-0aeae9948fc2

Briefly - what you need if possible (recommended by me as I did same in my prod environment) a (same) NT Login that will have SQL admin rights on all these boxes and use that one to collect data from all these servers into a central/unique performance data warehouse DB.
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