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Performance Logs & Alerts - Windows Vista 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 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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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

Performance Logs & Alerts logs on as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Performance Logs & Alerts fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the pla service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Performance Logs & Alerts will not 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 Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestorePerformanceLogsAlertsWindowsVista.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 to save changes.

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 Vista installation media.