LOL Brian, knows all about Tscale (he even wrote a paper for them so I hope so.... http://www.rtosoft.com/pages/whitepaper_ts_fbm.asp <http://www.rtosoft.com/pages/whitepaper_ts_fbm.asp> ) I tend to agree, Tscale will help him but he needs to find the source of the problem first in this situation and he did say that he does not want to use any clamping software at this time. JK -----Original Message----- From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of COOPER, Edwin Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 3:14 PM To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: [THIN] Re: Process Consuming 100% util Hi Bernd, We have been testing TScale on three of our MetaFrame farm servers (NT 4 TSE/MF 1.8) in an effort to optimize performance on some non-TS aware/TS-friendly apps. And TScale has been doing the job. For the user experiencing the issue with the rogue applications; you may want to evaluate the TScale product. Best regards, Ed Cooper, CCA, MCSE LAN Administrator McCain Foods Limited -----Original Message----- From: Bernd Harzog [mailto:Bernd.Harzog@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 3:29 PM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: Process Consuming 100% util One of your friends needs to consider TScale 3.0. Application Shaping will reduce the priority of those rogue applications. If there are too many of them to name them each individually, you can create an *.* rule that catches any application that goes above X% CPU for N seconds. Cheers, Bernd Harzog CEO RTO Software, Inc. bernd.harzog@xxxxxxxxxxx 678-455-5506 x701 www.rtosoft.com <http://www.rtosoft.com/> -----Original Message----- From: Brian Madden [mailto:brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 2:03 PM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Process Consuming 100% util Hello All, One of my friends has a MetaFrame server where "random" processes consume 100% of the CPU utilization. When this happens, the system (of course) becomes very unresponsive. You can right-click and kill it via task manager, and everything is fine. The weird thing is (and what's throwing me for a loop) is that one day it's ntvdm.exe, the next day it's outlook.exe, etc.. different apps, different users, different sessions, same server, same problem, same resolution. MetaFrame XP, W2k, Office 2k. I don't want to use any kind of clamping software because I'd like find the real cause. Any ideas? This guy has three servers, and it only happens on one of them. I'm keen to call it a "hardware" problem. :-) Brian Brian Madden brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> +1.202.302.3657 Visit www.brianmadden.com <http://www.brianmadden.com> for in-depth Citrix, Terminal Server, and server-based computing news and analysis, white papers, downloadable videos, and product reviews.