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Multiple IIS Worker Processes - W3wp.exe

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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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Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 

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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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