Exchange – Event ID 106 – Performance Counter Updating Error

Here’s just a quick post on removing the Event ID error 106 from your application logs on Exchange Servers.

You will properly at some point see the following in your event log:

This is caused because the performance counters cannot be loaded properly.

To correct this, do the following.Startup a PowerShell session on the server(s), first we need to make sure that we can run the script without any restrictions, therefore run the following.

Then run the following as a script or as a session commands.


The script above can take up (at the most) 30 minutes per server.


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