When you try to use System Monitor to view performance
counters on a remote computer, you may receive the following error message:
Unable to connect to machine.
This problem may occur if you do not have the appropriate
permissions on the remote computer to view performance counters.
To be able to view performance counters on a remote
computer, you must have the following permissions on the remote computer that
you want to monitor:
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
at the beginning of this article.
A user that has administrator rights to the remote computer
can already view remote counters.