Black Viper
Black Viper

Performance Logs & Alerts

 

General Information

None at this time

Windows 8

Default Description

Performance Logs and Alerts Collects performance data from local or remote computers based on preconfigured schedule parameters, then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert. If this service is stopped, performance information will not be collected. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): pla
Display Name: Performance Logs & Alerts

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Performance Logs and Alerts Collects performance data from local or remote computers based on preconfigured schedule parameters, then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert. If this service is stopped, performance information will not be collected. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

This may be a super geek tool, but I feel that the overhead associated with it is not worth the benefit. You decide.

You can look at the data collected by heading to Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Performance Monitor.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): pla
Display Name: Performance Logs & Alerts

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Performance Logs & Alerts needs to function properly:

What other service require Performance Logs & Alerts to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Performance Logs and Alerts Collects performance data from local or remote computers based on preconfigured schedule parameters, then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert. If this service is stopped, performance information will not be collected. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

Additional Information

This may be a super geek tool, but I feel that the overhead associated with it is not worth the benefit. You decide.

You can look at the data collected by heading to Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Reliability and Performance Monitor.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): pla
Display Name: Performance Logs & Alerts

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Performance Logs & Alerts needs to function properly:

What other service require Performance Logs & Alerts to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Additional Reading

None at this time.