Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jan Didden, May 11, 2006.

  1. Jan Didden

    Jan Didden Guest


    We have been using a SBS2003 box for 2 years now.

    The last months we see that regularly the processes svchost and wmiprvse
    take up all the CPU-time.
    After a few minutes everything returns to normal.

    Anybody any idea what these processes do?
    We can't find any errors in our eventviewer, and havan't any clue what is
    going on.


    Jan Didden, May 11, 2006
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    Andrew H Guest

    What you're seeing is the server gathering statistics for the Monitoring &
    Reporting screen in server management. It's a scheduled task that runs
    every hour at a quarter to the hour.
    Andrew H, May 11, 2006
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  3. Andrew's probably right, but for future reference here's a cool way to
    figure out what's what.

    In Task Manager, view the Processes tab and make sure you've included the
    PID (process ID) in the view. When you're wondering what a process is, note
    the PID. Open a command prompt and type "tasklist /svc" without the quotes.
    You'll usually get enough additional information to tell what the process
    is, or get a file name to search and see if you can figure it out that way.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], May 11, 2006
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