Monday, February 4, 2013

Error enabling Data Collector Set on Windows 2012

Today I was trying to setup a Data Collector Set under performance monitor on a Windows 2012 system to monitor its disk activity. Once I had the Data Collector Set created and configured its schedule, I right-clicked on "Server Manager Performance Monitor" in the left pane and choose the "start" action.

When I did so an error message was shown saying: "when attempting to start the Data Collector Set the following system error occurred: The task is disabled".

It took some time to figure out what this message was referring to. At first I checked into the Services MMC, then I realized that the guilty object was the scheduled task named "Server Manager Performance Monitor" under "Task scheduler library / Microsoft / Windows / PLA".

I right clicked on it and choose "Enable". The problem went straight away and I was able to fire my data collection.

Hope this helps.


  1. Thanks, it's really clear and useful and helped me a lot.

  2. Thank you thank you! I was bashing my head against the wall on this one for a while. This worked perfectly.

  3. Nice spot, thanks

  4. Exactly what I needed, thanks for the assist!

  5. Thanks, right on target ... very clear.

  6. Just what I was looking for...Thanx a lot!!!


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