Having issues accessing Commerce Server 2007 performance counters remotely? We were too. It seemed like only specific ones were able to be remotely accessed. Well, it turns out that is “by design” (bullet point #2). However, you can get around this by allowing the Remote Registry service run as an account that has access to the database. Down side to that is I’m not exactly sure what permissions are actually required for the Remote Registry service (something above a normal user), and who knows what that breaks.