Are there any registry keys or files that the account specified for a performance alert requires?

A. When you create a performance alert, by default it runs as the Network Service account. However, you can specify a different account for its execution. If you specify another account, ensure that the named account has the following rights:

  • Read access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib
  • Full Access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysmonLog and its subkeys
  • Read access to the files %windir%\system32\PERFC*.dat and %windir%\system32\PERFH*.dat
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