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In Win2k3, I open Performance Monitor, and click "Add" to add a new counter. Instead of the local machine name, I type \\REMOTENAME and I get a message that says:

Unable to connect to machine

On the target machine, I've added the original machine's account and my domain account to the "Performance Monitor Users" group, but alas, I still get the error. Any ideas?

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I just figured out the problem - this Microsoft KB article mentions that the Remote Registry service needs to be started on the remote machine for things to work properly. Starting it fixed my issue.

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