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  • Scheduling a proces to start / stop

    I have a customer running SBS 2003 and they have a 3rd party retail management package that is cause a lot of grief. It uses MySQL as the database engine and has this process that runs in the background on startup that goes through all the transactions and processes them.

    These transactions get processed at 4:00 a.m., otherwise the service runs idle. What is happening is the service runs amuck and runs the CPU up to 90% - 100% grinding the network to a halt. If we go into Task Manager and kill the service during the day, everything is fine. Then someone manually starts the process up around 10:00 at night.

    Is there a way to automatically start and stop the process, maybe using a Sheduled Task and the Kill utility? Otherwise

    TIA
    Network Engineers do IT under the desk

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    Re: Scheduling a proces to start / stop

    Originally posted by RobW
    maybe using a Sheduled Task and the Kill utility?
    Seems like an OK method to me. But you might want to check with the 3rd party software provider to see if they have a patch for this issue.
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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