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I am trying to create a new SQL server agent alert to capture "SQLServer:General Statistics|Processes Blocked||>|5' but it looks like alert creation GUI is not able to see any perfmon counters as in the following picture: enter image description here

The drop downs for Object, counter and instance are empty. I can't even create the alert using TSQL as follows: enter image description here I can see these counters collecting data in perfmon.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance...

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You'll have to work through this "SQL Server – Missing Performance Counters: A consolidated list of known issues" sorry.

I'm surprised this still happens: I last saw this with SQL Server 7/2000 years ago.

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Thanks..i will give it a try – Manjot Jul 12 '11 at 20:07
Nice link. Had a lot of deep info about perfmon counters. – StanleyJohns Jul 19 '11 at 5:58

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