Situation

Errors in the application event log stating that the performance counters for a given management agent were unable to load.

 

Solution

Change mode install

Default approach has been to perform a change mode install.


Reload the FIM counters

By simply running the following from an elevated command prompt, he was able to reload the performance counters for the MA in question:

  1. unlodctr.exe “FIMSynchronizationService”
  2. lodctr.exe "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager\2010\Synchronization Service\Bin\mmsperf.ini"

This executable is installed on all servers and basically just unloads and re-loads performance counters.