The % Processor Time graph at Activity Monitor for remote connections stopped working and it grayed out after the physical SQL Server restart (image below), but when I get in the server with the same Domain User it works fine. It was also working fine on remote connections before the restart and I have noticed that it takes significantly more time to load the Processes than before.

% Processor Time grayed out

The problem is happening to all users that try to see the Processor Time remotely including sa and server admins so I would think it´s not a permission issue. The server runs Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012.

What could be happening? or How can I solve this?

Thanks in advance! and sorry about my English.

  • There is a Connect item about this - are you going across domains? – Aaron Bertrand Jul 29 '16 at 1:56
  • @AaronBertrand I just tried what it says but it didn't work, I even restarted my pc after the changes made to see if it worked but it was useless in my case. – Server Demon Jul 29 '16 at 15:04
  • Ok. You know Activity Monitor is neither the best nor the only place to get CPU usage data, right? – Aaron Bertrand Jul 29 '16 at 16:09
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    Yes I know, but I´m the kind of person that can't stand having a problem without an answer, if this happened there is a cause and I do really want to find it, I will keep searching and if I get an answer I will post it here. – Server Demon Jul 29 '16 at 21:01

I know it is not a solution but we had a programmed restart and after that everything works fine, it is a production server so we couldn't restart before but that solved it.

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