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Performance Logs & Alerts - Windows 8 Service

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.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Performance Logs & Alerts
Service name:pla
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
File:%WinDir%\system32\pla.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Performance Logs & Alerts service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Performance Logs & Alerts fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the pla service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Performance Logs & Alerts won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Performance Logs & Alerts

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestorePerformanceLogsAlertsWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the pla.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.