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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Maintaining Application Health and Performance

Maintaining the health and performance of Web applications is an important part of your job as a Web administrator. Fortunately, IIS has many built-in functions to make this task easier, including:

  • CPU monitoring and automated shutdown of runaway worker processes

  • Worker process failure detection and recovery

  • Request queue limiting to prevent server flooding

  • Idle worker process shutdown to recover resources

Each of these tasks is discussed in the sections that follow.

Configuring CPU Monitoring

Typically, when a process consistently uses a high percentage of CPU time, there’s a problem with the process. The process might have failed or might be running rampant on the system. You can configure IIS to monitor ...

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