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Multiple IIS Worker Processes - W3wp.exe

Posted on 2011-02-24
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Can anyone suggest a good article on the above process and how it works. My server has 17 of these open in total so I would like to see if any of them can be killed as they are eating up valuable resource.
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You will normally get one w3wp.exe process per AppPoll in IIS, however depending on your appool settings you may have more.
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Ok thanks this helped a bit, how can I check the app pool settings?
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They are in IIS you just right click the apppool and select properties see: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Working-Application-Pools-Internet-Information-Server.html
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Great, thanks.
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