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Locate cause of high CPU usage by a web site in IIS6

We have a Windows 2003 Server running IIS6 with a number of web sites (approx 100). Most are in one aplication pool but some have their own pool (.Net applications, etc).

One high usage / profile web site has it's own pool. This site runs absolutely fine most of the time (classic ASP with a SQL Server 2000 database located on another server), but occasionally it causes the CPU to hit 100% which affects the server as a whole.

Because it appears to be random, I need a way of somehow logging what's going on.

What options do I have within Windows / IIS itself and are there suitable (free?) tools that can help me track down the problem?
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WadskiIT DirectorCommented:
I use SysInternals Process Explorer:

You can expand the worker processes to see which website is causing the issue.
ascendinternetAuthor Commented:
>Because it appears to be random, I need a way of somehow logging what's going on.
I do have SysInternals Process Explorer but it doesn't log what happens and I can't sit there watching it until it happens ;-)

I know which web site is causing the problem, but I don't know why. When it happens, everything on the server pretty much locks (due to 100% cpu) so I can't do anything at that time.

I need something that will either log activity for a period or maybe when the CPU hits a specified percentage?
ascendinternetAuthor Commented:
I still have not managed top find any way of tracking or logging what is causing the high CPU usage.

The server is due to be replaced soon, so maybe that will sort out the problem.

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