Fixing Missing Performance Counters from Server Manager

 

You are attempting to configure Windows Server 2012 Performance Monitor to collect data in order to analyze CPU and memory load performance of a SharePoint 2013 web front end.  In Performance Monitor, you select the default Server Manager Performance data collector set, and then click the Start button.  You then experience the error message:

When attempting to start the Data Collector Set the following system error occurred: The task is disabled.

Solution

  1. Launch Task Scheduler using an account having local Administrator permissions.
  2. In the left task pane, expand the tree like so: Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > PLA.
  3. Select the PLA group.  Note that the status of the Server Manager Performance Monitor is Disabled.
  4. In the right Results pane, right-click Server Manager Performance Monitor.  A menu appears
  5. Click Enable.  Note that now the status of the Server Manager Performance Monitor item is Ready: