Pasting performance counters into Performance Monitor does not work RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    When I copy and save the properties, and then try to past them back into performance monitor on a Windows Server 2012, it does not work. How can I get saved performance counters back into Perfmon?



    Friday, August 9, 2013 5:08 PM


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  • If you are trying to look at the same thing multiple times, you might want to look into Logman - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755366.aspx  Build it into a script file and you will always get the same information.

    .:|:.:|:. tim

    • Marked as answer by Jeremy_Wu Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:16 AM
    Friday, August 9, 2013 6:59 PM
  • I am trying to just paste previously saved counters.  I copy them OK, but I can't paste them back into performance monitor in Windows Server 2012 . Its the same issues as from this posting:



    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:43 PM
  • This cannot be considered as an answer !!!

    User Interface functions have a reason to be there and this apllies also to the Paste Button in PerfMon. Creating a script, or a program or an machine language assembly to the job of a paste button since when is considered a Microsoft answer in the Windows Server family products

    Stavros Menegos

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:12 AM
  • This is a problem throughout most if not all MS forums present-day.

    I miss the newsgroups, at least people cared more about solving problems than improving KPIs.

    Can't wait til Microsoft dumps whatever contract and ideology which is driving this absurd behavior.

    Friday, August 14, 2015 10:26 PM
  • I can confirm im seeing the same issue in windows 10 as well as 2012/2012r2. The copy paste function apears to be broken. I have tried another post regarding using mmc to open perfmon then saving the mmc, but this does not save the counters.

    When saving out to a HTML seems to mostly work, but again you cant copy the contents from that and paste. It looks like the Paste function just appears to be broken.

    I use this a lot to copy and paste into perfmon for monitoring on the fly performance for Exchange. At the moment the only way is to add the counters each time.

    Tim Hodkin

    Monday, October 19, 2015 7:06 PM
  • This is still broken in Windows 10. I was trying what is described in the following technet article and I was sad to see that the paste trick does not work http://blogs.technet.com/b/neiljohn/archive/2012/01/16/performance-monitor-tips-and-tricks-with-john-rodriguez.aspx

    Andrea Angella

    Monday, March 28, 2016 9:11 PM
  • Logman is from windows2003 era.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 5:45 PM
  • "Logman is from windows2003 era."

    Not sure what you mean by that statement.  So are a lot of utilities that still serve a purpose.  Just checked a Windows Server 2016 TP5 installation and it is still there.  Just because it has been around a while does not mean that it has no value.

    . : | : . : | : . tim

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 3:42 PM
  • It is still the same in 2018.
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:26 AM