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Server 2008 - Hundreds of processes running - no CPU usage

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1. Server 2008 R2 Standard
2. When I view Task Manager / Processes
3. There are over 500 Processes running!
4. There are multiple instances of:
    - LogonUI.exe
    - CRSS.exe
    - winlogon.exe

5. These do not seem to be affecting functionality, but i know it's not normal or correct.
Any ideas on what's causing this, and what to do to stop it?

Thanks!!
- Dasher
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Didn't you enable the "Terminal services" role ?
That would explain those high number of process...

You can use MS utility Process Explorer (Process tree view, "User Name" and "Session" columns), to better understand whose process comes from.
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Hey!
Thanks for the idea.

I "Explored" and found some references to what I think are my LogMeIn sessions inside each iteration. Each iteration has 3 or 4 processes associated with it. WinLogon, crss, and LogonUI

I say that because I found a reference to something like: "LMIInitcred"

I've never seen this behavior with LogMein before, but I guess it's possible that after I exit a LogMeIn session, the system is leaving those processes as orphans?

what do you think?

Thanks!
- Dasher
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FYI - I rebooted the server and it seemed to hang on on the LOGGING OFF text.
I waited about 5 minutes then had to shut it off by holding the power button down because the users need to bet back on...

It might have been hung, or it might have been in the process of shutting down all those orphaned processes.

Also, after it came back up, the issue has not appeared again (yet!).  :-)
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There was a BOMGAR support client program resident in the system tray, and in the processes.

I manually uninstalled that - rebooted and the processes have not appeared since then.

So far so good.

Closing this question.
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