Performance Monitor uses incorrect calculation for certain types of counters in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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Symptoms

When you use Performance Monitor to view Windows binary performance log files (.blg) in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, the average value that is computed by using the data in the log file for certain counter types is incorrect. The following are a few examples of counters of such counter types that are affected by this change: 
  • \LogicalDisk\Avg. Disk sec/Write
  • \LogicalDisk\Avg. Disk sec/Read
  • \LogicalDisk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer
  • \PhysicalDisk\Avg. Disk sec/Write
  • \PhysicalDisk\Avg. Disk sec/Read
  • \PhysicalDisk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer
The following table lists all affected counter types:
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Counter NameReference Link
PERF_AVERAGE_TIMERhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms804010.aspx
PERF_COUNTER_COUNTERhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803985.aspx
PERF_COUNTER_BULK_COUNThttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms804018.aspx
PERF_SAMPLE_COUNTERhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803775.aspx
PERF_AVERAGE_BULKhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803755.aspx
PERF_COUNTER_TIMERhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803990.aspx
PERF_100NSEC_TIMERhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803979.aspx
PERF_OBJ_TIME_TIMERhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758837(v=ws.10).aspx
PERF_COUNTER_QUEUELEN_TYPEhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803978.aspx
PERF_COUNTER_LARGE_QUEUELEN_TYPEhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803863.aspx
PERF_COUNTER_100NS_QUEUELEN_TYPEhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781696(v=ws.10).aspx
PERF_COUNTER_OBJ_TIME_QUEUELEN_TYPEhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756932(v=ws.10).aspx
PERF_SAMPLE_FRACTIONhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803995.aspx
PERF_COUNTER_MULTI_TIMERhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803961.aspx
PERF_100NSEC_MULTI_TIMERhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803993.aspx
PERF_PRECISION_100NS_TIMERhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms804015.aspx
PERF_PRECISION_OBJECT_TIMERhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms804006.aspx
PERF_COUNTER_TIMER_INVhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803514.aspx
PERF_100NSEC_TIMER_INVhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803963.aspx
PERF_COUNTER_MULTI_TIMER_INVhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803823.aspx
PERF_100NSEC_MULTI_TIMER_INVhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms804023.aspx

Resolution

Update information for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Windows Update (Recommended)

To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2876415 that includes the fix (KB 2877211) from Windows Update. For more information, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2876415 Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: September 2013

Microsoft Download Center

To obtain the stand-alone update package for the fix (KB 2877211), click the one of the following Microsoft Download Center links.
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Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8Download the update package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8Download the update package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012Download the update package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Hotfix information for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

To resolve this issue in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, install the hotfix that is described in this article.

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

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The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 1.17xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1.22xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdhui.dll6.1.7601.2250247,10405-Nov-201309:55x86
Perfmon.exe6.1.7601.17514157,18420-Nov-201012:17x86
Perfmon.mscNot applicable145,51910-Jun-200921:31Not applicable
Resmon.exe6.1.7600.16385103,42414-Jul-200901:14x86
Sysmon.ocx6.1.7601.22502390,65605-Nov-201309:56x86
Wdc.dll6.1.7601.225021,227,26405-Nov-201309:56x86
Wvc.dll6.1.7601.22502444,92805-Nov-201309:56x86
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For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdhui.dll6.1.7601.2250258,88005-Nov-201310:48x64
Perfmon.exe6.1.7601.17514172,54420-Nov-201013:25x64
Perfmon.mscNot applicable145,51910-Jun-200920:50Not applicable
Resmon.exe6.1.7600.16385103,93614-Jul-200901:39x64
Sysmon.ocx6.1.7601.22502475,13605-Nov-201310:49x64
Wdc.dll6.1.7601.225021,363,96805-Nov-201310:49x64
Wvc.dll6.1.7601.22502594,43205-Nov-201310:49x64
Pdhui.dll6.1.7601.2250247,10405-Nov-201309:55x86
Perfmon.exe6.1.7601.17514157,18420-Nov-201012:17x86
Perfmon.mscNot applicable145,51910-Jun-200921:31Not applicable
Resmon.exe6.1.7600.16385103,42414-Jul-200901:14x86
Sysmon.ocx6.1.7601.22502390,65605-Nov-201309:56x86
Wdc.dll6.1.7601.225021,227,26405-Nov-201309:56x86
Wvc.dll6.1.7601.22502444,92805-Nov-201309:56x86
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For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdhui.dll6.1.7601.22502136,19205-Nov-201309:48IA-64
Perfmon.exe6.1.7601.17514247,80820-Nov-201010:23IA-64
Perfmon.mscNot applicable145,51910-Jun-200920:55Not applicable
Resmon.exe6.1.7600.16385110,08014-Jul-200901:44IA-64
Sysmon.ocx6.1.7601.22502960,00005-Nov-201309:49IA-64
Wdc.dll6.1.7601.225022,245,63205-Nov-201309:49IA-64
Wvc.dll6.1.7601.225021,208,32005-Nov-201309:49IA-64
Pdhui.dll6.1.7601.2250247,10405-Nov-201309:55x86
Perfmon.exe6.1.7601.17514157,18420-Nov-201012:17x86
Perfmon.mscNot applicable145,51910-Jun-200921:31Not applicable
Resmon.exe6.1.7600.16385103,42414-Jul-200901:14x86
Sysmon.ocx6.1.7601.22502390,65605-Nov-201309:56x86
Wdc.dll6.1.7601.225021,227,26405-Nov-201309:56x86
Wvc.dll6.1.7601.22502444,92805-Nov-201309:56x86
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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

This problem was addressed in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 as part of KB 2883200.

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File propertyValue
File nameX86_6d667b134aa23aa8f8f541cf4edda62e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22502_none_e0f77bc18edb9aaf.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size707
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2013
Time (UTC)14:45
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-performancetoolsgui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22502_none_9ea37b8c184d76c0.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size32,568
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2013
Time (UTC)14:49
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Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_227d4d5361221be6d03992bf9dcb2bf5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22502_none_f1365077be1f9eb9.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,064
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2013
Time (UTC)14:45
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-performancetoolsgui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22502_none_fac2170fd0aae7f6.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size32,572
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2013
Time (UTC)14:52
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-performancetoolsgui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22502_none_0516c162050ba9f1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size25,078
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2013
Time (UTC)14:52
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Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File propertyValue
File nameIa64_624b0cecf85b3c17cbcdf15a5b966be8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22502_none_dabe768a72ebbcc1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,062
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2013
Time (UTC)14:45
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-performancetoolsgui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22502_none_9ea51f82184b7fbc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size32,570
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2013
Time (UTC)14:46
File nameWow64_microsoft-windows-performancetoolsgui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22502_none_0516c162050ba9f1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size25,078
Date (UTC)05-Nov-2013
Time (UTC)14:46
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Properties

Article ID: 2877211 - Last Review: February 13, 2014 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Home Basic
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows 7 Starter
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
Keywords: 
kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbfix atdownload kbsurveynew kbexpertiseadvanced kbautohotfix KB2877211

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