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How to find memory usage of individual Windows services?

Task Manager shows the overall memory usage of svchost.exe. Is there a way to view the memory usage of individual services? Note this is similar to ...
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What is svchost and why are multiple instances of it running?

There's six instances running on my desktop, and probably ten on a server I manage. What is this, and is it vital to system function?
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Finegrained performance reporting on svchost.exe

This is something that's always bothered me, so I'll ask the Server Fault community. I love Process Explorer for keeping track of more than just the high-level tasks you get in the Task Manager. But ...
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svchost.exe -k netsvcs occupying >1GB memory

I have noticed my production server "svchost.exe -k netsvcs" is occupying >1GB ram memory, steadily, which I think is a bit excessive. This is what tasklist /svc will give me for this process: ...
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windows server 2008 100% CPU

I am on Service Pack 2. My CPU is running at 100% with either svchost.exe or services.exe. I know that this was common in XP, server 2000, etc. But now I only seem to find posts for Vista. What is ...
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What could be causing SVCHost to leak handles?

I have a problem that has been causing me all sorts of grief recently. SVCHost appears to be leaking resources all over the shop. This is the SVCHost run with the arguments "-k netsvcs". At the ...
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Ok to disable DNS Client Service on Windows 2008 Web Server due to high CPU usage?

Occasionally on one of my web servers svchost.exe runs around 60-80% running the DNS Client Service. This is on a Windows 2008 Web Server machine (patched up all the way) handling around 10M page ...
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WebClient service always at “stopping” state

The WebClient service always at "stopping" state. Of course the service itself does not work (I cannot access sharepoint folders using their UNC paths, for example). Tried rebooting - the service ...
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NSI service on Win2008R2 using huge amount of RAM over time

I have Remote Desktop Servers running Windows 2008R2. Some with all the latest Windows Updates, some without. All of them, over time, have a svchost process eat up a large amount of RAM (goes up and ...
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Svchost.exe consuming so much memory

svchost.exe is consuming 1,3xx,xxx K memory in my Windows Server (2008) which possesses 10GB RAM. I found the following services are contained in this process: AppMgmt BITS CertPropSvc gpsvc IAS ...
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Who is reading my hard drive? (svchost) [closed]

I am using Windows 7 Pro. Using Process Monitor tool I see that Windows is constantly reading stuff and writing stuff to the hard drive. Most of the time under Process Name I can see what program ...
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Limit services hosted by one svchost.exe under Windows XP?

Is there a registry setting or something to limit the number of individual services that are run within a single svchost.exe process? I'm aware of the WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS flag and the sc ...
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svchost.exe runs at 90% CPU, tasklist /svc shows RpcSs is the culprit

I'm running Windows Server 2003 Standard (Much to my distaste), I've applied all the security updates and now I'm stuck with a box that's constantly being hammered by svchost. The process ID is ...
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Is there a fix for Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (non R2) that will fix the same issue as 3050265 for R2

An issue I have had for a while with 2008 Server Datacenter and only recently with my R2 box is periodic CPU hogging by the wuauserv.exe service (Windows Update) which kills all my websites. I see ...
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Memory consumption by “svchost.exe -k netsvcs” on Windows 2008 R2 SP1

We have a number of servers (Windows 2008 R2 SP1) with "svchost.exe -k netsvcs" regularly occupying ~1Gb of memory and that's too much. All servers are primarily application servers w/o IIS or MS SQL ...
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How to find out CPU usage of DLLs within an instance of svchost.exe

My Windows Server 2008 R2 should be almost idle, yet it's taking about 12-15% CPU almost all the time. The busy process is an instance of svchost.exe Using SvcHost Process Analyser, I've established ...