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If you find the SQL Server related performance counter objects are missing, you can try below steps to get it back
For example, my instance name is STD2016, and now open the command window with Administrator
1. unload the counter. cd to the Binn folder of your instance, by default, the folder path should be
C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQLXX.INSTANCENAMEMSSQLBinn
And then run unlodctr command, if you are using the default instance, just use
For me, it is unlodctr MSSQL$STD2016, the format is MSSQL$INSTANCENAME
2. Load the counter. Under the Binn folder you will see a file begins with “perf-MSSQL$”, the name format is
For default instance, use
For mine, it is
3. Restart the remote registry key service
NET STOP “Remote Registry” & NET START “Remote Registry”
4. Close the performance counter and open it again, you will be able to see it
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