Windows 7 C++ CPU & memory load

Hi Experts,

I need a little function that will give me the percentage CPU and the percentage memory and return false if

BOOL IsServerLoadWithinAcceptableThresholds(int nMaxCPUPercent=75, int nMaxMemoryPercent=95);

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Can anyone help with this?
Thank you!
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The CPU load can be quite straightfoward, see ("How to get CPU usage by performance counters"), memory usage is a bit more tricky, but you can do that like

#include <pdh.h>

    PDH_STATUS  status;
    HQUERY        perfQuery = NULL;
    HCOUNTER    hVirtPeakBytesCounter;
    char        acVirtPeakBytesCounterPath[MAX_PATH] = "\\\\.\\Process(*)\\VirtualBytesPeak"; // '*' means all processes, you can use a PID as well
    PDH_FMT_COUNTERVALUE VirtualBytesPeak;
    uint64 ullVirtualBytesPeak;

    // Create a PDH query
    if( PdhOpenQuery(NULL, 0, perfQuery ) != ERROR_SUCCESS )
        return FALSE;

    // Associate the counter with the query
    status = PdhAddCounter(perfQuery, acVirtPeakBytesCounterPath,
                            0, &VirtualBytesPeak );
    if( status != ERROR_SUCCESS )
        return FALSE;

    status = PdhCollectQueryData( perfQuery );
    if( status != ERROR_SUCCESS )
        return FALSE;

    // Get the formatted counter value

    status = PdhGetFormattedCounterValue( VirtualBytesPeak,
                    PDH_FMT_LARGE , NULL, &ullVirtualBytesPeak );
    if( status != ERROR_SUCCESS )
        return FALSE;

    // Close the query
    PdhCloseQuery( &perfQuery );

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But why 'tricky' and why using process objects? Well, see yourself: ("Memory Object")

Oh, and the amount of physical memory is available via 'GetSystemInfo()' (

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threadyAuthor Commented:
Thanks jkr!
Have a great weekend!
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