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Performance Logs and Alerts - Windows XP Service

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 exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Performance Logs and Alerts
Service name:SysmonLog
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\smlogsvc.exe
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\NetworkService

Default Behavior

The Performance Logs and Alerts service runs as NT Authority\NetworkService in its own process. It does not share an executable file with other services. If the Performance Logs and Alerts fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SysmonLog service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Performance Logs and Alerts

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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