Performance Logs & Alerts

The Performance Logs & Alerts (pla) service collects performance data from local or remote computers, based on preconfigured schedule parameters, and then writes the data to a log or triggers an alert. This service starts and stops each named performance data collection according to the information that is contained in the named log collection setting. This service only runs if at least one collection is scheduled.

If the Performance Logs & Alerts service stops or if you disable it, performance information is not collected. Also, any data collections that are currently active are terminated, and future scheduled collections will not occur.

This service is installed by default and its startup type is Manual.

When the Performance Logs & Alerts service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local Service account.

The Performance Logs & Alerts service is dependent upon the following system components:

  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper