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WMI vs Perfmon: No Local Processes?

Communicator

I noticed while comparing the default configs for WMI and Perfmon that there's a LocalProcesses query in WMI that lacks a corresponding entry in Perfmon. It seems unique in this regard and I'm wondering if there's a reason it's not there.

Is there something I'm missing?

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Explorer

I was hanging out for an answer to this question. Thanks for the response!

I needed to make a slight change to get it working though:

[PERFMON:Process Monitor]
counters = ID Process;% User Time
disabled = 0
instances = *
interval = 10
object = Process

The values for counters and object needed to be swapped.

Path Finder

Are you noticing that only processes run by SYSTEM show up? We are noticing this in our environment.

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Path Finder

Perfmon does usually have a Process Query, you would have to add the counter for it in perfmon.conf. The entry would look something like this:

[PERFMON:Process Monitor]
counters = ID Process;% User Time
disabled = 0
instances = *
interval = 10
object = Process
index = some_Index

The instances field could be * (all processes) like mine or a specific process, ex. notepad, splunkd, or explorer. The Counters field would be aspects you want to monitor of the process, PID, Memory Usage, CPU Usage, etc.

EDIT: Switched the counters and object, got messed up in translation. It is correct now, or look at Dokian's, Thx Dokian!

EDITx2: Clarity/Grammar