ERRMSG: Access to the registry key is denied

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  • 06-Apr-2010
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This article discusses on how to overcome the following error while monitoring a Windows server:

Access to the registry Key "###" is denied
("###" is a random 3-digit number)
This error occurs while monitoring a Windows Server if the permissions on the registry are restricted.


To resolve this issue, make sure the below registry keys have Anonymous Logon account set to READ permission:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PerfDisk
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PerfNet 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PerfOS 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib