w3wp.exe cpu high on sharepoint server

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2012-09-24
I am currently having the problem of w3wp.exe process running at high CPU utilization. This is on a machine that has Windows Server 2003, IIS 6.0, Sharepoint 2007 Standard Edition and Microsoft SQL Server. The interesting pattern is that it occurs everyday at around 2pm, on checking the event logs, nothing was logged around that time. Using the IISapp.vbs, I was able to pinpoint to the Sharepoint Application Pool as the culprit.
But now I am stumped, how do I find out which process specifically within Sharepoint that is causing it, e.g. is it a timer job, if so, which one? Or is it some other Sharepoint process? How do I go about finding out?
Question by:principiamgmt
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    Have had a look at this MS article?
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    Check to see if Sharepoint is executing a search crawl at that time.  When Sharepoint crawls the servers it puts on a very heavy load.  I usually schedule the crawl for non work hours.

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    ok, thanks, on the Sharepoint Central Administration, where do I configure the time for the search crawl then?

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