Monitoring Host Server

justinmeunierjustinmeunier Posts: 5
edited March 17, 2011 9:52AM in SQL Monitor Previous Versions
Hi, is it possible to monitor the server on which I'm hosting SQL Monitor 2.2?
The SQL Server instance that hosts the RedGateMonitor database also resides on this server.

I run into the following error:

Date: 16 Mar 2011 ...
Group: Registry
Event: GetMultiStringValue: \\..servername..\HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA\Counter 009
Outcome: Incorrect credentials or insufficient permissions
Exception: Win32Exception
Exception message: Access is denied

I am able to verify the permissions by running regedit from other servers, but when I try to run regedit on the host server I can't "Connect Network Registry": returns "You cannot connect to your own computer".

Is this the same error that Redgate Monitor is encountering? Has anyone else run into this?


  • This seems to be fixed for now. The server had a scheduled outage and reboot last night, and the monitor can now connect. Troubleshooting opportunities are probably lost at this point.
  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Hi Justin,

    FYI "Remote Registry" and "regular" registry are two completely different animals. Remote Registry uses a COM object called "StdRegProv" to connect to and retrieve registry information from another computer.

    Sounds like you caught a Windows Update that changed the state of the performance counters and you just needed to reboot.
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