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Server.EnumPerformanceCounters Method ()


Enumerates a list of performance counters that are supported by the instance of SQL Server.

Namespace:   Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable

A DataTable object value that contains a list of performance counters supported by the instance of SQL Server. The table describes the different columns of the returned DataTable.


Data type




The name of the performance counter object. The SqlServer.ExecStatistics object, for example.



The name of the performance counter. The Distributed Query counter, for example.



The name of the measurement to be taken. The Exec started per second instance, for example.

This method enumerates all the performance counters available in SQL Server that you could use to create a performance alert. You can also see the performance counters listed in Use SQL Server Objects.

Visual Basic

Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Call the EnumCollations method and return collation information to DataTable variable.
Dim d As DataTable
'Select the returned data into an array of DataRow.
d = srv.EnumPerformanceCounters()
'Iterate through the rows and display collation details for the instance of SQL Server.
Dim r As DataRow
Dim c As DataColumn
For Each r In d.Rows
      For Each c In r.Table.Columns
      Console.WriteLine(c.ColumnName + " = " + r[c].ToString)


$srv = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")

$d = $srv.EnumPerformanceCounters()

Foreach ($r in $d.Rows)
   Write-Host "============================================"
   Foreach ($c in $d.Columns)
      Write-Host $c.ColumnName "=" $r[$c]
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