Least Privilege General Performance Monitoring

For an overview of the performance monitoring features available with the SentryOne Event Calendar, see the Schedule Performance Monitoring topic. 

Note:  It's possible to collect Performance Counter data in SentryOne Event Calendar without Windows Administrator privileges.

Collecting Performance Counters

Add the SentryOne monitoring service account to the Performance Monitor security group of the machine where the monitoring service is installed. For the service to access the Performance Counters of your watched instances remotely, grant the service account read access to certain registry keys. Complete the following steps on each target that you want to collect Performance Counters

1. Navigate to the winreg key located at the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurePipeServers\winreg

2. Right click on the winreg key and select Permissions. Add the SentryOne monitoring service account.

3. Restart Windows.

Note:  For general information on editing the Windows Registry see Windows registry information for advanced users.