Server 2012 Server Manager Refresh Failed


  • Whenever Server Manager tries to update I get the following error:

    "Performance counter refresh failed with the following error: Data Collector Set was not found"

    I've been looking all over and can't find anything on this. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance :)

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:42 PM


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  • Hi,

    Considering this problem is related to Server Manager, we'll get a better chance asking for help in here:

    Server Manager


    Monday, November 19, 2012 5:25 AM
  • Any solution for this yet?
    Saturday, January 05, 2013 12:52 AM
  • This worked for me...

    1. Open perfmon.exe on the server that is failing Performance counter refresh.  Verify a User Defined > Data Collector Set called "Server Manager Performance Monitor" is present.  If it is present and Stopped, then Start it.  If that data collector set is not present do the following:

    2. Open an elevated command prompt on a Windows Server 20112 computer that does not log this error in Server Manager and Export the User Data Collector Set.

    logman export -n "Server Manager Performance Monitor" -xml SMPM.xml

    3. Edit the SMPM.xml in notepad and remove the entire section <Security>DSIDs</Security> and save the file.

    4. Open an elevated command prompt on the computer where the Data Collector Set was deleted.

    logman import -n "Server Manager Performance Monitor" -xml SMPM.xml

    logman start "Server Manager Performance Monitor"

    5. Back in Server Manager delete the failed task and click the Refresh button for All Servers

    • Proposed as answer by johnb85022 Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:41 PM
    Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:49 PM
  • I had the same issue, I did the steps above. Fixed.

    Just remember to use the elevated command, "Run as Administrator" for power shell is how I did it.



    Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:41 PM
  • Good one!

    If this doesn't help for any reason, please follow the link to manually rebuild Performance Counter Library values.


    • Edited by Dusty_ Monday, August 26, 2013 6:26 PM
    Monday, August 26, 2013 6:19 PM