Perfmon to SQL , why are there no DSN entries showing?

I'm trying to monitor counters on my SQL server(2008) from my Windows 10 laptop.
Here's what I did:
  1. I set up a User Defined data collector, added counters(via my laptop)
  2. Created a database on my laptop via SSMS
  3. Created an ODBC entry to my new database(System DSN)
  4. Went to the collector and changed the Log Format to "SQL"
  5. hit the dropdown for "Data Source Name", expecting my new dsn to appear...
Nothing appears in the dropdown.
I tried recreating the Data Collector, and also a User Defined DSN

Richard GouetteIT ManagerAsked:
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Dustin SaundersDirector of OperationsCommented:
You will need to do the following to log to SQL.

1.) Create the DSN (you already have)
2.) Change the log to SQL.
3.) In the drop down, type the name of the DSN you created.
4.) Right click the Data Collector (in the left pane under User Defined) and change the account under 'Run As' to one that can authenticate if you used Windows auth.

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Richard GouetteIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I deleted, and recreated a new user collector set.
I noticed that I had the opportunity to choose the run as  account upon creating...
I chose my domain acct.
I also, put in the ODBC System the Data Source Name..
Started the collector..
I see nothing in SQL being written, and I do not have the option to stop the collector..?
I must be doing something wrong..
Richard GouetteIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I redid this using one of our servers instead of my laptop, and it just worked fine.

Thanks much,
Richard GouetteIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I redid this using one of our servers instead of my laptop, and it just worked fine.
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