Windows task manager

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Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
till it reached the normal state.

Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
that I can view from the windows task manager.

Please advice if there is any other way out?

Thank you
Vamshee
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the display to a text file.

    --
    Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
    --------------------------------
    Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    --------------------------------
    Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

    "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
    > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
    > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
    > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
    > till it reached the normal state.
    >
    > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
    > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
    > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    >
    > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    >
    > Thank you
    > Vamshee
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided solves my
    problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information about CPU
    usage for each task listed.

    Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information under the
    Performance and Networking tabs.

    Thank you.
    Vamshee

    "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the display to a text file.
    >
    > --
    > Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    > Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > http://www.dougknox.com
    > --------------------------------
    > Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > --------------------------------
    > Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >
    > "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    > > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
    > > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
    > > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
    > > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
    > > till it reached the normal state.
    > >
    > > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
    > > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
    > > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    > >
    > > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    > >
    > > Thank you
    > > Vamshee
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Unfortunately, not as a percentage. Just the amount of time the process has been running, from the command line options.

    --
    Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
    --------------------------------
    Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    --------------------------------
    Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

    "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6EDDD1B6-633B-426E-B913-477C9D39EB6F@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided solves my
    > problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information about CPU
    > usage for each task listed.
    >
    > Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information under the
    > Performance and Networking tabs.
    >
    > Thank you.
    > Vamshee
    >
    > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the display to a text file.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    >> http://www.dougknox.com
    >> --------------------------------
    >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    >> --------------------------------
    >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >>
    >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    >> > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
    >> > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
    >> > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
    >> > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
    >> > till it reached the normal state.
    >> >
    >> > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
    >> > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
    >> > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    >> >
    >> > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    >> >
    >> > Thank you
    >> > Vamshee
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Taskmanager isn't the tool for what you want. Type performance logs in help.
    --
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.uscricket.com
    "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6EDDD1B6-633B-426E-B913-477C9D39EB6F@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided solves my
    > problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information about CPU
    > usage for each task listed.
    >
    > Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information under the
    > Performance and Networking tabs.
    >
    > Thank you.
    > Vamshee
    >
    > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the display to a text file.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    >> http://www.dougknox.com
    >> --------------------------------
    >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    >> --------------------------------
    >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >>
    >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    >> > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
    >> > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
    >> > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
    >> > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
    >> > till it reached the normal state.
    >> >
    >> > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
    >> > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
    >> > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    >> >
    >> > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    >> >
    >> > Thank you
    >> > Vamshee
    >>
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Thanks David for the information. I tried in your direction for some time.
    Though your direction seems more logical I didnt know how to proceed further.

    Would you please point me to some examples?
    Thank you
    Vamshee

    "David Candy" wrote:

    > Taskmanager isn't the tool for what you want. Type performance logs in help.
    > --
    > ----------------------------------------------------------
    > http://www.uscricket.com
    > "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6EDDD1B6-633B-426E-B913-477C9D39EB6F@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided solves my
    > > problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information about CPU
    > > usage for each task listed.
    > >
    > > Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information under the
    > > Performance and Networking tabs.
    > >
    > > Thank you.
    > > Vamshee
    > >
    > > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the display to a text file.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    > >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > >> http://www.dougknox.com
    > >> --------------------------------
    > >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > >> --------------------------------
    > >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    > >>
    > >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
    > >> > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
    > >> > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
    > >> > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
    > >> > till it reached the normal state.
    > >> >
    > >> > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
    > >> > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
    > >> > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    > >> >
    > >> > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    > >> >
    > >> > Thank you
    > >> > Vamshee
    > >>
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Trace logs run if an event occurs (eg CPU>80% then monitor disk reads). Counter logs run every x secs.

    There should be a sample counter log that you can play around with (though can't save). You add/remove individual counters from that log. When you add (or properties on an existing counter) you get to specify the machine.

    So r/c and choose New Log Settings

    It sounds like you want the Process object. Make sure the username/password is correct. Help is available in Performance.
    --
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    http://www.uscricket.com
    "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F3B6718F-A42B-41A2-A6CE-FE2A1E51CE14@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks David for the information. I tried in your direction for some time.
    > Though your direction seems more logical I didnt know how to proceed further.
    >
    > Would you please point me to some examples?
    > Thank you
    > Vamshee
    >
    > "David Candy" wrote:
    >
    >> Taskmanager isn't the tool for what you want. Type performance logs in help.
    >> --
    >> ----------------------------------------------------------
    >> http://www.uscricket.com
    >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6EDDD1B6-633B-426E-B913-477C9D39EB6F@microsoft.com...
    >> > Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided solves my
    >> > problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information about CPU
    >> > usage for each task listed.
    >> >
    >> > Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information under the
    >> > Performance and Networking tabs.
    >> >
    >> > Thank you.
    >> > Vamshee
    >> >
    >> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the display to a text file.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    >> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    >> >> http://www.dougknox.com
    >> >> --------------------------------
    >> >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    >> >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    >> >> --------------------------------
    >> >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >> >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >> >>
    >> >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
    >> >> > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
    >> >> > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
    >> >> > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
    >> >> > till it reached the normal state.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
    >> >> > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
    >> >> > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thank you
    >> >> > Vamshee
    >> >>
    >>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Thanks for the information, Doug.

    Now that I am able to get the information about all the process, cpu usage
    etc. How do I retrieve the applications running on my computer using the
    script. I checked all the properties of the win32_process but didnt find any
    such information.

    Even the tasklist command tends to retrieve all the processes running on the
    computer and lists them only with the processes names. Is there any way to
    get the application names running on the machine at that time (similar to the
    applications in the task manager).

    Thank you
    Vamshee
    "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Unfortunately, not as a percentage. Just the amount of time the process has been running, from the command line options.
    >
    > --
    > Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    > Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > http://www.dougknox.com
    > --------------------------------
    > Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > --------------------------------
    > Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >
    > "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6EDDD1B6-633B-426E-B913-477C9D39EB6F@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided solves my
    > > problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information about CPU
    > > usage for each task listed.
    > >
    > > Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information under the
    > > Performance and Networking tabs.
    > >
    > > Thank you.
    > > Vamshee
    > >
    > > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the display to a text file.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    > >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > >> http://www.dougknox.com
    > >> --------------------------------
    > >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > >> --------------------------------
    > >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    > >>
    > >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
    > >> > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
    > >> > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
    > >> > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
    > >> > till it reached the normal state.
    > >> >
    > >> > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
    > >> > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
    > >> > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    > >> >
    > >> > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    > >> >
    > >> > Thank you
    > >> > Vamshee
    > >>
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    The process name is the same as you would see in the Processes tab of Task Manager. There are a lot of "services" and background programs that are listed there, but will never show up in the Applications tab. You'll just have to manually locate the EXE file for each "process" and identify what application it acutally is.

    --
    Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
    --------------------------------
    Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    --------------------------------
    Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

    "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:034DFDEA-C19F-4CC8-B3A9-275D859FDAE4@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the information, Doug.
    >
    > Now that I am able to get the information about all the process, cpu usage
    > etc. How do I retrieve the applications running on my computer using the
    > script. I checked all the properties of the win32_process but didnt find any
    > such information.
    >
    > Even the tasklist command tends to retrieve all the processes running on the
    > computer and lists them only with the processes names. Is there any way to
    > get the application names running on the machine at that time (similar to the
    > applications in the task manager).
    >
    > Thank you
    > Vamshee
    > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Unfortunately, not as a percentage. Just the amount of time the process has been running, from the command line options.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    >> http://www.dougknox.com
    >> --------------------------------
    >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    >> --------------------------------
    >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >>
    >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6EDDD1B6-633B-426E-B913-477C9D39EB6F@microsoft.com...
    >> > Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided solves my
    >> > problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information about CPU
    >> > usage for each task listed.
    >> >
    >> > Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information under the
    >> > Performance and Networking tabs.
    >> >
    >> > Thank you.
    >> > Vamshee
    >> >
    >> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the display to a text file.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    >> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    >> >> http://www.dougknox.com
    >> >> --------------------------------
    >> >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    >> >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    >> >> --------------------------------
    >> >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >> >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >> >>
    >> >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
    >> >> > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
    >> >> > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
    >> >> > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
    >> >> > till it reached the normal state.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
    >> >> > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
    >> >> > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thank you
    >> >> > Vamshee
    >> >>
    >>
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Doug, Let me explain you my complete issue.

    We use services of a company, say A, using IE. Our computers are slowing or
    hanging when we use their service. So far we have not identified any reason
    why it happens. The company A, says the fault is on our end.

    But we never had such scenarios before. So we would like to have the list of
    all applications in the computer when the computer starts slowing down.

    Example: Lets say one of our user machine is responding slowly. He might
    have 3 IE windows open. From the processes list we can get that 3
    iexplore.exe files are running with no information if the user is accessing
    this Company A website or not.

    So I am not only looking for the list of all processes running, but I also
    need to get the list of all applications currently running. The information
    in the Application tab in the windows task manager will be one that will
    truely help me.

    Any help in this regard will be appreciated.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

    > The process name is the same as you would see in the Processes tab of Task Manager. There are a lot of "services" and background programs that are listed there, but will never show up in the Applications tab. You'll just have to manually locate the EXE file for each "process" and identify what application it acutally is.
    >
    > --
    > Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    > Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > http://www.dougknox.com
    > --------------------------------
    > Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > --------------------------------
    > Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >
    > "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:034DFDEA-C19F-4CC8-B3A9-275D859FDAE4@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks for the information, Doug.
    > >
    > > Now that I am able to get the information about all the process, cpu usage
    > > etc. How do I retrieve the applications running on my computer using the
    > > script. I checked all the properties of the win32_process but didnt find any
    > > such information.
    > >
    > > Even the tasklist command tends to retrieve all the processes running on the
    > > computer and lists them only with the processes names. Is there any way to
    > > get the application names running on the machine at that time (similar to the
    > > applications in the task manager).
    > >
    > > Thank you
    > > Vamshee
    > > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Unfortunately, not as a percentage. Just the amount of time the process has been running, from the command line options.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    > >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > >> http://www.dougknox.com
    > >> --------------------------------
    > >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > >> --------------------------------
    > >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    > >>
    > >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6EDDD1B6-633B-426E-B913-477C9D39EB6F@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided solves my
    > >> > problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information about CPU
    > >> > usage for each task listed.
    > >> >
    > >> > Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information under the
    > >> > Performance and Networking tabs.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thank you.
    > >> > Vamshee
    > >> >
    > >> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the display to a text file.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    > >> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > >> >> http://www.dougknox.com
    > >> >> --------------------------------
    > >> >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > >> >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > >> >> --------------------------------
    > >> >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > >> >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers suddenly. From
    > >> >> > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their assistance,
    > >> >> > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get the state
    > >> >> > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer slowed down
    > >> >> > till it reached the normal state.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its values to a
    > >> >> > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other information
    > >> >> > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Thank you
    > >> >> > Vamshee
    > >> >>
    > >>
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Have you checked the Event Viewer for possible errors when you perform this
    function. Perform the activity and once complete and they system is again
    normal, open Control Panel, open Administrative Tools, open Event Viewer, go
    to the various tabs looking for errors that correspond to when you perform
    this activity. If you find any, double click, the information contained
    within may give a clue as to the source of the problem.

    While this only seems to happen when you are involved in the selected
    activity it may be symptomatic of something else. To play safe, you might
    want to run a virus scan on these system first making sure your antivirus
    definitions are up to date. Also, check for any possible malware on your
    system, download, install and run Ad Aware:
    www.lavasoftusa.com

    --
    Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User
    Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

    "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7D759160-DF0E-4859-92F8-CD68AC7DD782@microsoft.com...
    > Doug, Let me explain you my complete issue.
    >
    > We use services of a company, say A, using IE. Our computers are slowing
    > or
    > hanging when we use their service. So far we have not identified any
    > reason
    > why it happens. The company A, says the fault is on our end.
    >
    > But we never had such scenarios before. So we would like to have the list
    > of
    > all applications in the computer when the computer starts slowing down.
    >
    > Example: Lets say one of our user machine is responding slowly. He might
    > have 3 IE windows open. From the processes list we can get that 3
    > iexplore.exe files are running with no information if the user is
    > accessing
    > this Company A website or not.
    >
    > So I am not only looking for the list of all processes running, but I also
    > need to get the list of all applications currently running. The
    > information
    > in the Application tab in the windows task manager will be one that will
    > truely help me.
    >
    > Any help in this regard will be appreciated.
    > Happy Thanksgiving.
    >
    > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> The process name is the same as you would see in the Processes tab of
    >> Task Manager. There are a lot of "services" and background programs that
    >> are listed there, but will never show up in the Applications tab. You'll
    >> just have to manually locate the EXE file for each "process" and identify
    >> what application it acutally is.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    >> http://www.dougknox.com
    >> --------------------------------
    >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    >> --------------------------------
    >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >>
    >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:034DFDEA-C19F-4CC8-B3A9-275D859FDAE4@microsoft.com...
    >> > Thanks for the information, Doug.
    >> >
    >> > Now that I am able to get the information about all the process, cpu
    >> > usage
    >> > etc. How do I retrieve the applications running on my computer using
    >> > the
    >> > script. I checked all the properties of the win32_process but didnt
    >> > find any
    >> > such information.
    >> >
    >> > Even the tasklist command tends to retrieve all the processes running
    >> > on the
    >> > computer and lists them only with the processes names. Is there any way
    >> > to
    >> > get the application names running on the machine at that time (similar
    >> > to the
    >> > applications in the task manager).
    >> >
    >> > Thank you
    >> > Vamshee
    >> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Unfortunately, not as a percentage. Just the amount of time the
    >> >> process has been running, from the command line options.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    >> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    >> >> http://www.dougknox.com
    >> >> --------------------------------
    >> >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    >> >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    >> >> --------------------------------
    >> >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >> >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >> >>
    >> >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:6EDDD1B6-633B-426E-B913-477C9D39EB6F@microsoft.com...
    >> >> > Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided
    >> >> > solves my
    >> >> > problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information
    >> >> > about CPU
    >> >> > usage for each task listed.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information
    >> >> > under the
    >> >> > Performance and Networking tabs.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thank you.
    >> >> > Vamshee
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've
    >> >> >> determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use
    >> >> >> TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the
    >> >> >> display to a text file.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> --
    >> >> >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
    >> >> >> Display
    >> >> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    >> >> >> http://www.dougknox.com
    >> >> >> --------------------------------
    >> >> >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    >> >> >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    >> >> >> --------------------------------
    >> >> >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    >> >> >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> >> news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers
    >> >> >> > suddenly. From
    >> >> >> > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their
    >> >> >> > assistance,
    >> >> >> > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get
    >> >> >> > the state
    >> >> >> > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer
    >> >> >> > slowed down
    >> >> >> > till it reached the normal state.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its
    >> >> >> > values to a
    >> >> >> > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other
    >> >> >> > information
    >> >> >> > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> > Thank you
    >> >> >> > Vamshee
    >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I will have to do it on around 80 machines. I dont want to do it manually on
    each machine. There no such errors on the event viewer. And this problem is
    not due to any Virus, Spyware or Adware.

    I need the information about all the applications running and status
    information (the same as in Windows task manager) using script.

    Thank you.

    "Michael Solomon (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > Have you checked the Event Viewer for possible errors when you perform this
    > function. Perform the activity and once complete and they system is again
    > normal, open Control Panel, open Administrative Tools, open Event Viewer, go
    > to the various tabs looking for errors that correspond to when you perform
    > this activity. If you find any, double click, the information contained
    > within may give a clue as to the source of the problem.
    >
    > While this only seems to happen when you are involved in the selected
    > activity it may be symptomatic of something else. To play safe, you might
    > want to run a virus scan on these system first making sure your antivirus
    > definitions are up to date. Also, check for any possible malware on your
    > system, download, install and run Ad Aware:
    > www.lavasoftusa.com
    >
    > --
    > Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    > Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
    > DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
    >
    > "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7D759160-DF0E-4859-92F8-CD68AC7DD782@microsoft.com...
    > > Doug, Let me explain you my complete issue.
    > >
    > > We use services of a company, say A, using IE. Our computers are slowing
    > > or
    > > hanging when we use their service. So far we have not identified any
    > > reason
    > > why it happens. The company A, says the fault is on our end.
    > >
    > > But we never had such scenarios before. So we would like to have the list
    > > of
    > > all applications in the computer when the computer starts slowing down.
    > >
    > > Example: Lets say one of our user machine is responding slowly. He might
    > > have 3 IE windows open. From the processes list we can get that 3
    > > iexplore.exe files are running with no information if the user is
    > > accessing
    > > this Company A website or not.
    > >
    > > So I am not only looking for the list of all processes running, but I also
    > > need to get the list of all applications currently running. The
    > > information
    > > in the Application tab in the windows task manager will be one that will
    > > truely help me.
    > >
    > > Any help in this regard will be appreciated.
    > > Happy Thanksgiving.
    > >
    > > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> The process name is the same as you would see in the Processes tab of
    > >> Task Manager. There are a lot of "services" and background programs that
    > >> are listed there, but will never show up in the Applications tab. You'll
    > >> just have to manually locate the EXE file for each "process" and identify
    > >> what application it acutally is.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    > >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > >> http://www.dougknox.com
    > >> --------------------------------
    > >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > >> --------------------------------
    > >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    > >>
    > >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:034DFDEA-C19F-4CC8-B3A9-275D859FDAE4@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Thanks for the information, Doug.
    > >> >
    > >> > Now that I am able to get the information about all the process, cpu
    > >> > usage
    > >> > etc. How do I retrieve the applications running on my computer using
    > >> > the
    > >> > script. I checked all the properties of the win32_process but didnt
    > >> > find any
    > >> > such information.
    > >> >
    > >> > Even the tasklist command tends to retrieve all the processes running
    > >> > on the
    > >> > computer and lists them only with the processes names. Is there any way
    > >> > to
    > >> > get the application names running on the machine at that time (similar
    > >> > to the
    > >> > applications in the task manager).
    > >> >
    > >> > Thank you
    > >> > Vamshee
    > >> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> Unfortunately, not as a percentage. Just the amount of time the
    > >> >> process has been running, from the command line options.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
    > >> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > >> >> http://www.dougknox.com
    > >> >> --------------------------------
    > >> >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > >> >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > >> >> --------------------------------
    > >> >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > >> >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:6EDDD1B6-633B-426E-B913-477C9D39EB6F@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> > Thanks for the information, Doug. The information you provided
    > >> >> > solves my
    > >> >> > problems partially. Is there any similar way to get the information
    > >> >> > about CPU
    > >> >> > usage for each task listed.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Similarly I would appreciate if you can help get the information
    > >> >> > under the
    > >> >> > Performance and Networking tabs.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Thank you.
    > >> >> > Vamshee
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> Open a Command Prompt window and enter TASKLIST /? Once you've
    > >> >> >> determined the command line parameters you wish to use, use
    > >> >> >> TASKLIST (parameters) > C:\Temp\TaskMgrLog.txt to output the
    > >> >> >> display to a text file.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> --
    > >> >> >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
    > >> >> >> Display
    > >> >> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > >> >> >> http://www.dougknox.com
    > >> >> >> --------------------------------
    > >> >> >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > >> >> >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > >> >> >> --------------------------------
    > >> >> >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > >> >> >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> "Vamshee" <Vamshee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> >> news:5B9D56CA-A073-4DA0-B736-D1FD3D9136FC@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> > Our employees see a very slow performance on their computers
    > >> >> >> > suddenly. From
    > >> >> >> > the time they email the help desk to the time we reach for their
    > >> >> >> > assistance,
    > >> >> >> > computers tend to start working normally. We would like to get
    > >> >> >> > the state
    > >> >> >> > information of the computer every 5 seconds since the computer
    > >> >> >> > slowed down
    > >> >> >> > till it reached the normal state.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Is there a way to make Windows task manager to dump all its
    > >> >> >> > values to a
    > >> >> >> > file? I mean all the processes names, cpu usage, and all other
    > >> >> >> > information
    > >> >> >> > that I can view from the windows task manager.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Please advice if there is any other way out?
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> > Thank you
    > >> >> >> > Vamshee
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
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