What the heck are these processes?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Michael Patrick, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. And why are they using 35-60mb each?

    lsass (already figured it out its not the viruse)
    w3wp

    Also, for anyone that is using SQL with premium.....why is SQL listed in the
    processes more than once? I never learned SQL when I studied for Servers, so
    I dont know what is normal or not....
     
    Michael Patrick, Nov 4, 2004
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  2. Tami Farrelly, Nov 4, 2004
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  3. Yep....googled.....but why all the sudden are they my top processes? That is
    my question..... unless it is normal for them to be using that much
    memory....
     
    Michael Patrick, Nov 4, 2004
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  4. lsass is used for authentication

    w3wp is the ISA\proxy server... I think

    How much memory do you have in the machine???
     
    Tami Farrelly, Nov 4, 2004
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  5. A gig...but working on increasing it to 2gig.....hence why I am asking why
    all my memory is being hogged by something I dont know what it is :)

    Dont think w3wp is ISA....dont have that installed...think it was ISS
    related....
    ISA is getting installed this weekend....
     
    Michael Patrick, Nov 4, 2004
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  6. Michael Patrick

    clevere1 Guest

    I really can't believe an answer like this is acceptable in this group. This
    group was once very help, and friendly. From what I've seen, the group
    continues to be helpful, and friendly. This type of post is ridiculous. If
    you don't have something useful to contribute, why waste the time in
    posting.
     
    clevere1, Nov 4, 2004
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  7. Micheal,

    To re-use a section from a Windows 2000 article..
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;263201
    Lsass.exe - You cannot end this process from Task Manager.
    . This is the local security authentication server, and it generates
    the process responsible for authenticating users for the Winlogon service.
    This process is performed by using authentication packages such as the
    default Msgina.dll. If authentication is successful, Lsass generates the
    user's access token, which is used to launch the initial shell. Other
    processes that the user initiates inherit this token.


    w3wp - is a worker process used with IIS
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d...changing_the_identity_of_a_worker_process.asp

    As far as seeing mutiple copies of sqlserver.exe running is due to their are
    multiple instances of either SQL/MSDE/WSMDE running on the machine. For
    example the SharePoint and SBSMonitoring named instances and or other
    instances that you may have running on your server.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;829623


    --

    Hope that helps,
    David Copeland
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Newsgroups:
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    David Copeland [MSFT], Nov 4, 2004
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  8. In
    LSASS
    This is the local security authentication server, and it generates the
    process responsible for authenticating users for the Winlogon service. This
    process is performed by using authentication packages such as the default
    Msgina.dll. If authentication is successful, Lsass generates the user's
    access token, which is used to launch the initial shell. Other processes
    that the user initiates inherit this token.

    W3WP
    This is the Worker Process in IIS. If you have multiple sites running in for
    each site a different application pool you'll see more then one issue of the
    w3wp service running in the task manager.

    This is normal behaviour for a SBS server. Do you have any problems on the
    server?
     
    Mariette Knap [SBS MVP], Nov 4, 2004
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  9. Thanks David and Mariette.....

    I tried to find the info myself and got lost....now I just gotta find out
    why they are running so high lately.....

    My only concern was the amount of memory it was taking.....most processes
    were using less than 20mb, with the exception of SQL and the Store....but
    then the Lsass and W3wp all the sudden started to show up, and I was getting
    concerned.

    Thanks for the help again!
     
    Michael Patrick, Nov 4, 2004
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