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Inetinfo maxing cpu

Posted on 2006-11-16
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developemnt:
VS.net 2003 dotnet 1.1

environment:
windows xp sp2 (ver 2002, all updates as of 11.15.06),
iis5.1 with ftp & smtp installed and running as well
sqlserver 2000 (this and mcaffee are the only other background stuff running)
processor is pentium 4 (3.4 with HT)
1 gig of ram

problem:
stop me if you've heard this one already....

 INETINFO.EXE is keeping my cpu spiked at 91-99% use at all times!  why!?!  and how do i make it stop!?!?

it never shuts down or eases up, even when i stop iis and even with everything closed, it's hammering away at my cpu.  this is my dev workstation, so others are not hitting it, oh and i do NOT have MSExchange installed btw.  imo, this is a runaway process that shouldn't be chewing up cycles like this 24x7, am i right?

this problem came to my attention when i installed DotNetNuke on my workstation, and it kept locking up.  i can do development in VSNet with relative ease, but not run DNN modules??  what's up with that?

500 easy points for anyone with information leading to a fix of this problem or can actually tell me how to work around it without damaging my environment.
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Question by:nbbit
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ozymandias earned 500 total points
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Are you sire noone is connecting to your computer ?
Is the SMTP service running ?

have you tried doing a netstat -a or using tcpview from sysinternals to look at connections ?
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by:nbbit
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Ozy: yeah, we're a very small organization, there're maybe 40 ppl in this building and i am the only web developer, i am it on this box.  yeah, smtp does run and network activity has been monitored.
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solved it!

this thread got me to thinking: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Email_Groupware/Q_20665254.html
what if it IS smtp and not the web service, even though i don't have exchange installed, i still rely on smtp for web applications.  and while i've not used it in a long time i should still look into it

ok, turn off smtp
cpu use drops to normal levels (hey!)
turn smtp on again
cpu back up to 100%
what the....heck
turn smtp off again
cpu back to normal levels
so we've narrowed it down to this
go look in the /mailroot/queue directory
there are two unsent emails sitting there
delete the emails
turn smtp service on again
cpu remains at normal levels

smtp was chewing up cycles trying to send an email that couldn't go any place.
not being an smtp or iis guru i can only speculate on this but hey, hope this knowledge helps someone else who finds themselves in this or similar situation.

be well.

QUESTION: how should i allot points here??
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You can give me the points if you like :)
Or just post a questoin in communit support asking for a PAQ and refund.
That way the q will end up in the solution db.
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i'm gonna go ahead and award you the points ozy b/c
(1) at least you tried to offer some help
(2) you made me revisit the smtp issue, which led to further research and thinking which led to me stumbling onto the answer
(3) hopefully this will show noobs that you should at least try, no matter how arcane the problem may seem or even if it's a low point value; people do appreciate the help

thanks!
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Thanx :)
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