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On a Win7 box I've setup a User Defined collector set in perfmon. I clicked on it to start it, waited 30 seconds, then clicked to stop. My understanding was that I could go under the Reports folder and see an entry representing the stats the were collected for that 30 second period but I don't see anything. When i go into the properties of the collector set I do see a tab for directory and configurations for how to name files. When I went to that directory I didn't see any output files there as well.

I'm running with administrator privileges.

Is there some additional configuration needed?

Thanks

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This problem occurs most likely because the user sets something wrong, therefore you have to re-cechk your settings. I prepared a small list here :

  • User needs to have write access to the destination folder
  • If you run it remotely, be sure to use a domain account
  • re-check where you store the output file check this field
  • check your stop condition (rightclick on data collector and properties. check if you selected a 0 second overall duration or some other mistake)
  • if that doesn't help change the destination path to something else to re-check
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