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i am having problem of understanding get-process out put.
Get-Process | Select-Object -First 5
Which column we must be concerned with, is it NPM or PM or WS?
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst


Can you please rephrase your question, what are you actually trying to achieve?

NPM is "Non-paged memory"

PM is "paged memory"

and WS is your working set.

I mean, whhat are you wanting to find? WS is your working set memory.


The application is slow on the server so I want to know which process is taking too much resources? i get the meaning of PM,WS, NPM ,but they all have value.
Should i take WS as the reference and decide whichever process is taking too much WS then it has the problem?
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

Well, not really..... This is so far from a valid diagnostic tests it's not even worth doing.

When you say your application server is slow, what application, what hardware is it running on, is it virtual, is it hosting a website? If it's hosting a website is it using application pools. Do they need to be recycled. etc etc etc.

First thing is to use perfmon to actually monitor your memory and processor usage

That's an ok start, I need to know more though.




I am aware of the performance Mon.
This is something i am trying get process info in a particular time.
you can execute get-process remotely on a server to find out what process is taking too much time and CPU.
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Every process will take a certain amount of time and cpu/ram/disk resources.   Every computer has a limited amount of these resources. it could be the algorithm used i.e. bubble sort vs shell sort. In an application a common reference is that 10% of the code does 90% of the work, so you optimize the that 10% of the code.

Is this process taking longer than expected or longer under specific circumstances or does the time to perform the same amount of work jump all over the place?

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