Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-18

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool reads the following registry key to determine whether the Exchange server includes the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) extended counters in its library of performance counters:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ESE\Performance\Show Advanced Counters

If the Exchange Server Analyzer finds that the data value of the Show Advanced Counters registry key is 1, the Exchange Server Analyzer displays a non-default configuration message.

The Exchange Server Analyzer reports this configuration for informational purposes only. No action is required.

This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to restore the registry, view the "Restore the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.
To disable the extended ESE performance counters
  1. Open a registry editor, such as Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe.

  2. Delete the Show Advanced Counters value under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ESE\Performance key in the registry.

  3. Close the registry editor.

  4. Restart Performance Monitor to apply the change.

Before you edit the registry, and for information about how to edit the registry, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 256986, "Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry" (