Solved

terminal server, redundant user processes

Posted on 2013-01-07
6
347 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-08
When multiple users are logged into terminal server 2003 (32 bit), they each have their own set of running processes.

is there a way for some processes, say antivirus for example, to just run once?

rephrased: can users share the same running process so that it's only running once?

can that be manually set in the OS somewhere?
0
Comment
Question by:DCC Jax
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 82

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 38753760
it depends entirely upon the program, whether or not it runs in the machine space or the user space.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ienaxxx
ID: 38754792
ve3ofa is right. anyway antivirus software runs at higher levels and so, probably, what you are looking at is the antivirus ICON or stuff like that.

There is no way in which more users can share a process, interacting with it, unless the program is splitted in GUI and ENGINE, having GUI running in the user space and ENGINE in the machine space (or in another, privileged, user space).

Hope this will clarify.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DCC Jax
ID: 38754802
yeah, thats what i thought... i just thought i'd throw it out there and see if someone else thought differently.

and no, i'm not looking at ICON, i'm looking at task manager processes.
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
ienaxxx earned 500 total points
ID: 38754825
yeah, what i meant is you are looking at the process that keeps the ICON of the antivirus in the userspace...

There are probably two antivirus processes: one for the realtime protection engine, and one for the user interface (that is the one that duplicates for each user logs on).
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 38755011
We just migrated from a Windows 2003 server running terminal services. We also noticed a seperate process for each user for AV and server apps they used. Those processes are dependant on how each app is designed.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:DCC Jax
ID: 38756311
No
0

Featured Post

Get HTML5 Certified

Want to be a web developer? You'll need to know HTML. Prepare for HTML5 certification by enrolling in July's Course of the Month! It's free for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Resolve Outlook connectivity issues after moving mailbox to new Exchange 2016 server
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Suggested Courses

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question