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RDS/RDP server gets hammered occassionally, but by who?

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  • Hyper-V 2012 with CSV on a Dell Equalogic

    Windows 2008 R2 server VM with RDS role installed

    Clients are 80 WyseOS thin clients and maybe 10 Windows 7

    For the most part, my setup works perfectly. Occassionally though, calls will start coming in all of a sudden complaining that the thin clients are not responding. When this happens, i login to the server and check resmon, the CPU is always pegged high and network stats are maxed out as well. However, in Resmon, I cant seem to find a way to identify which users are causing this. What methods do admins use to easily determine which processes are hogging cpu/network and which users own them?

    thanks in advance!!


    • Edited by tallcann Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:30 PM
    Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:14 PM

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  • Hi

    Have you tried opening the task manager when loging on as administrator and then select the Processes tab. There make sure that 'show processes from all users' is selected and then click on cpu to sort all processes from high to low on cpu usage.


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    • Edited by Danny van DamMVP Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by tallcann Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:43 PM
    Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:35 PM

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  • Hi

    Have you tried opening the task manager when loging on as administrator and then select the Processes tab. There make sure that 'show processes from all users' is selected and then click on cpu to sort all processes from high to low on cpu usage.


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Twitter: @dnyvandam http://www.dannyvandam.net


    • Edited by Danny van DamMVP Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by tallcann Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:43 PM
    Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:35 PM
  • That will work too. I guess I thought there might be a way to do something similar in resmon or maybe remotely using perfmon from my own computer. thanks though, I'll be using that!!

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:43 PM
  • Server 2012 RDS Fair Share cpu features that might help to prevent a user using to much cpu resources:

    http://virtualization.vanbragt.net/index.php/articles/general-articles/fairshare-of-resources-in-rd-session-host

    You might consider Server 2012 RDS and this feature if your users have apps that can cause high cpu usage.


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    • Edited by Danny van DamMVP Friday, September 27, 2013 7:48 AM grammar correction
    Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:00 PM
  • Thanks for the info!!
    Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:38 PM