I've been trying to follow Brent Ozar's PerfMon tutorial
as recommended on this site, but it was written in 2006 so there have been a few changes since then.
I'm running perfmon on my local machine (Windows 7 SP1) because the tutorial said to, and am trying to connect to a server in the same domain (2008R2 SP1 64 bit). I can find the server and appear to be able to authenticate ok (I'm in the Administrators group on that server), but when I try to select Counters, I get Error: unable to connect to machine
. (That's the whole message.)
My username and password are definitely correct. What have I missed? What is the reason not to do this on the server itself, and therefore bypass this issue?
Thanks very much.