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I need a comprehensive and complex set of performance counters in windows performance monitor. At this point every time that I use performance monitor, I have to add the counters, one by one. Is there any way to save the counter set and load it at the later use? Thank you,

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RichardM's solution works, should be marked as answer – Leon van der Walt Nov 12 '14 at 11:57
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A colleague figured out how to achieve this. Instead of launching Performance Monitor directly, instead:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Management Console (mmc.exe)
  2. File -> Add/Remove Snap-ins
  3. Select Performance Monitor, select Add >, select OK.
  4. Add your desired Counters as usual
  5. File -> Save As...

The resulting .msc file will allow you to restore the Performance Monitor with your saved Counters!

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Yes, it works. Thank you very much. As simple as it looks, this is such a tricky and helpful solution. Thank you @RichardM – Allan Xu Nov 12 '14 at 23:13

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