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This error might be caused by one of the following conditions:
The list of counters is corrupt.
The Remote Registry service is not running on a remote system.
The File and Printer Sharing firewall exception is not enabled on a remote system running Windows Vista.
The application is running as a user with insufficient privileges.
If a Windows system error code containing four or five digits is included, you can find the explanation of the error code on the Web at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=83027. This information can help you identify the correct resolution.
The list of counters is corrupt
If the performance counter could not unload the strings for the specified service, the registry might be corrupted. To correct this problem, follow the steps in the section titled "Rebuild the list of available counters."
The Remote Registry service is not running on a remote system
In order to collect performance counters remotely, the Remote Registry service must be running on the destination system.
Membership in the destination system's local Administrators group is required to change service settings.
To check if the Remote Registry service is running:
On the destination system, click Start.
In the Start Search text box, type compmgmt.msc, and then press ENTER. Microsoft Management Console (MMC) will start.
In the navigation tree, expand Services and Applications and click Services.
In the Services list, scroll down and click Remote Registry.
Check to see if the status of the Remote Registry service is Started. If it is not, follow the steps in the section titled "Enable the Remote Registry service" to resolve the error.
The File and Printer Sharing firewall exception is not enabled on a remote system running Windows Vista
On systems running Windows Vista, the File and Printer Sharing firewall exception must be enabled on the destination system.
Membership in the destination computer's local Administrators group is required to change firewall settings.
To check File and Printer Sharing firewall exception settings:
On the destination system, click Start and then click Control Panel.
In the Control Panel search box, type firewall.
In the search results, double-click Windows Firewall.
In Windows Firewall, click Change settings.
On the Exceptions tab, check to see if File and Printer Sharing is selected. If it is not, follow the steps in the section titled "Enable the File and Printer Sharing firewall exception on a remote system running Windows Vista" to resolve the error.
The application is running as a user with insufficient privileges
To view performance counters, a user must be a member of the local Performance Monitor Users group, Performance Log Users group, Administrators group, or equivalent. Applications that run as a user or system account with insufficient privileges may not be able to load performance counters correctly. Follow the steps in the section titled "Run the application as a user with sufficient privileges" to identify a resolution.
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