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Windows SBS03 SP2 - The processor is experiencing a low level of idle time

Ray Drummond
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Good morning, Experts.

I'm working on a server that I get a status message indicating that the processor's idle time is low.  I checked Task Manager and the Idle process hovers around 97-99%.  At the bottom of the Task Manager window, it's indicating somewhere between 40-60% usage, but there are no processes that are shown to be using the processor.  Even though the CPU usage is showing a good level of usage, the actual processes aren't reflecting that.

Any ideas?
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Michael WorshamCloud/Infrastructure Solutions Architect
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A couple of follow-up questions...

1) Is this a single, dual or quad core/processor server?
2) How much memory is currently allocated to the server and swap?
3) Are you running MS SQL on the server?
4) Do you have an anti-virus software installed on the server?
Ray DrummondLan Administrator III

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1) 2 physical Xeon processors
2) 4gb physical memory, 4gb virtual memory
3) Yes, SQL is running
4) There isn't any antivirus on this server.

Thanks for the reply.
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Ray DrummondLan Administrator III

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I ran both and the SBS one came up with several warning items.  I'm working on clearing those up.
Ray DrummondLan Administrator III

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Just an update.  I've almost finished making the changes recommended by the Best Practices Analyzers, but I'm still getting that message.
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