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Connect PerfMon to a Remote Server

It seems to be a simple & easy thing to connect Perfmon to a remote server.

GO TO RUN > Perfmon > Right Click “Connect to Another Computer” > Enter server name & you are done

But I face several connectivity issue during connecting Perfmon from remote server.

ISSUE 1: DNS not able to resolve the server name

RESOLUTION : I have fixed the issue by adding an entry in the hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc).

ISSUE 2 : Unable to connect the server

RESOLUTION: I have checked & found that Perfmon is trying to use Port 445 for connectivity. Telnet showed that port number 445 is blocked. I have asked added port into firewall exception & it works.

ISSUE 3 : Server Access denied

RESOLUTION: PerfMon is trying to the connect the remote server using the logged in user account which will not work by default as my user is not having access on remote server. Now, I need to run perfmon using a different user account which has access to the remote server.

runas /netonly /user:TestDomain\UserName “perfmon”
On running this command, it will ask for the password. It will open the PerfMon and you are ready to go.


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Reference : Rohit Garg (http://mssqlfun.com/)


I, Rohit Garg, am working as Consultant in IT Company. I am having an around 5 years of experience in MSSQL server & other Microsoft technologies. I am working as DBA in Microsoft SQL Server from last 5 years in e-Commerce, Telecom, Finance domain. In this tenure, I got a chance of working as Database administrator, Developer and trainer on SQL server 2000 to SQL Server 2012. I am holding Master’s degree in Computer Science along with certification in SQL Server & .Net. I like to learn new things by hand-on experience on regular basis. This journey is so far is delightful & valuable with the addition of wonderful friends.


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