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Need to be notified of processes causing high utilization

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I am finding that a server I am responsible for is having utilization problems but by the time I get notified and pop on it remotely the problem is gone. Is there a simple logger/notifier that will record high utilization by processes and store the info so I can see it?
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how are you currently getting notified?
there is a small utility ( ResLoad Notifier ) I used before but I don't think it is needed anymore with the tools server 2012 already offers
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I have an RMM (Ninja) that will only tell me (via email) if an overall Utilization % is achieved. It won't tell me the offending individual processes.
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not familiar with ninja but if you can make it run a script when it is triggered you could use

(Get-Counter '\Process(*)\% Processor Time').CounterSamples | Where-Object {$_.CookedValue -gt 10}

to list the processes with more than 10% utilization at the time it was run, you could then attach the results to your ninja mail notification
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As mentioned I am remote. Having to connect remotely and watching  Performance Monitor for hours doesn't sound like a lot of fun :)
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You can save the results. Nevermind. What about the PRTG?
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PRTG does nothing more then my RMM. Overall utilization but won't tell you the offending processes.
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I got the Performance Monitor set up and running. 20 minutes later I got a notification from my RMM that the server utilization went above 60%. I got on remotely and could not get any reports. Just the attached screenshot.
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what screenshot?
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This one :)
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This problem has been solved!
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I am glad you resolved it!

Also, feel free to mark all posts that pointed you to the solution.
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Glad it worked, that utility is always trusty no matter how much the OS grows, that one keeps doing what it does really well
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