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    Hi,

    My server runs on SBS 2003 standard version. Today, when i run the monitoring and reporting feature, there is an issue of "Allocated Memory" - a large amount of memory is committed to applications and processes...

    Top 5 processes by memory usage
    1. sqlservr - 2404, 52 MB
    2. w3wp - 1580, 51 MB
    3. sqlservr - 1748, 36 MB
    4. w3wp - 784, 34 MB
    5. Nvcoas - 3032, 32 MB

    When i run task manager, i noticed that the top memory usage process is "w3wp.exe". Then, i googled it and found that it's important to let it run and usually caused by "microsoft exhange server". I don't have exchange server installed on the system at all. My question is i don't know whether it's ok to stop this w3wp.exe process.

    BTW, the server runs on 1G RAM, 3GHz, SBS service pack 2

    Thank you in advance

  • #2
    Re: w3wp issue

    You're problably running IIS?
    http://www.liutilities.com/products/...slibrary/w3wp/
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
    http://www.phetios.com
    http://blog.nessus.nl

    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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    • #3
      Re: w3wp issue

      Hi Dumber,

      Yes, i have it running. I have stopped the w3wp.exe process as i don't need the IIS. But the pagefile still shows 1.95 GB usage which really concerns me. I've just got 1 GB RAM. Even if i put in another gig of RAM, that's gonna give it a little room to breath.

      The current top processes by memory usage
      1. services.exe - 37,686 K
      2. Nvcoas.exe - 32,360 K
      3. CClaw.exe - 31,648 K
      4. Nip.exe - 31,528 K
      5. svchost.exe - 27,200 K
      6. sqlservr.exe - 23,524 K
      7. mmc.exe - 21,064 K
      8. explorer.exe - 19,480 K
      9. mmc.exe - 14,824 K
      10. lsass.exe - 14,700 K
      11. sqlservr.exe - 11,044 K

      I don't understand why i do need two processes of sqlservr and mmc.

      Need help...

      Thank you in advance

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      • #4
        Re: w3wp issue

        I wouldn't stop IIS if I were you! There are lots of items you didn't even realise were running on those web sites - like Sharepoint and OWA to name just 2.
        Each "instance" of sqlserver is another proces like monitoring, sharepoint, or even ISA logging for those that have it. If you look on Susan Bradley's (E-Bitz) blog you can find a way to limit the memory usage of those instances. MMC is every time you have a console (like server management, DNS Manager, etc) open.

        HTH
        TIA

        Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
        http://www.wintra.co.il/
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        • #5
          Re: w3wp issue

          I also never recommended to stop IIS.

          Just add more RAM.
          SQL and Exchange will use quite a lot of memory.
          Marcel
          Technical Consultant
          Netherlands
          http://www.phetios.com
          http://blog.nessus.nl

          MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
          "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

          "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
          "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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