Nothing to see here yet :-)
This is a place holder for a follow-up blog post to tonight's 5 minute intro to the value of a locally run perfmon black box, followed by the AMA panel with myself, Joe Obbish, and John Eisbrener.
Once there's something of interest here I'll tweet the link to give it a proper introduction.
Windows groups Performance Monitor Users and Performance Log Users.
Error message when you try to access the Performance Monitor (Perfmon.exe) on a remote computer: "Access Is Denied"
How to create a “black box” performance counter data collector
(Clint Huffman, 2014 May 23)
My m.o. is to use a counters file. I typically keep the counters file in the same directory as my perfmon start script(s).
For example this text file lives at C:\perfmon\blackbox__counters.txt.
Note the final two lines - date and my name. Because they don't match to legit counters these lines are ignored; i use this for commenting in my counters files.
The start script can be run interactively("Run as administrator"), but I also enjoy setting them to run on system start with schtasks. It lives at C:\perfmon\blackbox__start.bat
The real magic is in the "logman create counter" command.
logman create counter