We have SQL Server 2008 Merge Replication enabled, and I wanted to monitor any merge conflicts that arose. I setup a SQL Server Agent Alert following the instructions here. However, what I've found is that the Conflicts/Sec performance counter does not seem accurate at all. Every time the Merge Agent runs (~every minute), the counter reports over 2,000 conflicts! (I've verified this by running Performance Counter.) This can't be correct. Looking at the Replication Conflict Viewer we have 8 conflicts, and none in the last two hours.
So my question is, how accurate is this counter? Is there another counter I should be using?
EDIT: Just to prove I'm not crazy, here's a recent image of Performance Monitor showing over 4,000 conflicts!
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