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I'm attempting to configure a DataCollector set of counters, and would like to (and do) select Process\% Processor Time\<All instances>. However, the resultant perfmon data counter collected is _Total. How do I actually record the dynamic counter collection <All instances>?

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I was not able to reproduce your problem but do note the default report may lead somebody to think only _Total was collected.

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The default report will show _Total counters but you can add more including <All Instances>.

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  • You're correct! I was trying to be too efficient and didn't look at Add Counters! Cost me 50 internet points to be humbled, but sincerely thank you! – mbrownnyc Oct 16 '14 at 18:57
  • I noted that sometimes the "Instances of selected object" box is (confusingly) blank, even when I thought I had captured all instances of the Procss counter. To populate the box, just type in a few letters into the combo box below and click the "Search" button - that will populate the "Instances" box, allowing you to highlight them and click "Add >>". – Jono Aug 2 '17 at 9:16
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    @mbrownnyc Thanks for being humbled so that the rest of us don't have to be - even years later! – bart May 21 '19 at 18:49

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