Event ID 3007 — Search Indexer Performance Counter Availability

Updated: January 12, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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You can use the Search Indexer performance counters to monitor various aspects of the search and indexing services on your computer.

Event Details

Product: Windows Search
ID: 3007
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Search
Version: 7.0
Symbolic Name: EVENT_GATHERER_PERFMON
Message: Performance monitoring cannot be initialized for the gatherer object, because the counters are not loaded or the shared memory object cannot be opened. This only affects availability of the perfmon counters. Restart the computer.%1)

Resolve

Free Resources and Restart the Service

Determine whether your computer is low on system resources such as CPU performance, disk input/output (I/O) performance, or memory, and then restart the Windows Search service.

To identify what is causing your system to be low on resources, you can generate a System Diagnostics Report by using Reliability and Performance Monitor, or you can use Resource Monitor to determine (in real time) which applications or services are using too many system resources.

To generate a System Diagnostics Report, which will present system information collected for 60 seconds, use the procedure in the "Generate a System Diagnostics Report" section in this topic. To use Resource Monitor to monitor system resources in real time, use the procedure in the "Start Resource Monitor" section.

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

Generate a System Diagnostics Report

To collect system information for 60 seconds and generate a System Diagnostics Report:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. (Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.)
  2. At the command prompt, type perfmon /report and then press ENTER. Reliability and Performance Monitor will start collecting data to create the System Diagnostics Report.
  3. When the report is ready for viewing, locate the Diagnostic Results section of the report and check for any Warnings. You can follow links to additional help on resolving warnings from this section. In addition, you can expand each category in the Basic System Checks section to see more details about why warnings appear. Also, the Performance section provides process-level details about top consumers of resources.

Start Resource Monitor

To start Resource Monitor:

Important: Resource Monitor stops collecting information while a System Diagnostics Report is being generated. To start collecting information after a System Diagnostics Report has been completed, in Resource Monitor, click the Monitor menu and then click Start.

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. (Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.)
  2. At the command prompt, type perfmon /res and then press ENTER. Resource Monitor will start running.
  3. Four scrolling graphs in the Resource Overview pane display the real-time usage of CPU, Disk, Network, and Memory. Four expandable sections below the graphs contain process-level details about each resource. Click the resource labels to see more information, or click a graph to expand its corresponding details. You can use the real-time usage information to identify top resource consumers. Click a column heading to sort the data in the table by the criterion in that column. Click the column heading again to reverse the sort order.

Stop and restart the Windows Search service

To stop and restart the Windows Search service:

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. At the command prompt, stop the Windows Search service by typing net stop wsearch.
  3. Restart the Windows Search service by typing net start wsearch.

Verify

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To add the Search Indexer performance counters:

  1. Click Start and then click Run.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type Perfmon and then click OK.
  3. Right-click Performance Monitor,and then click Properties.
  4. On the Data tab, click Add.
  5. Expand the Search Indexer list, click a counter, and then click Add.
  6. When you have finished adding counters, click OK.

Related Management Information

Search Indexer Performance Counter Availability

Windows Search

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