[windows2000] Download Pick: Spike Explore

  • From: "Jim Kenzig ThinHelp.com" <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: THIN <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 07:58:14 -0500

Citrix recently released a new utility to their KB called Spike Explorer.
Sounds like a very good tool to add to your toolkit!

SpikeExplore extends the functionality of QSlice.exe—it captures the spiking
thread details and user dumps of spiking processes. Spiking thread details
are saved to Microsoft Word .doc files.

*SpikeExplore Features:*

   - It has a user-friendly GUI.
   - It supports three types of dump creation options using the File
  menu (multiple select is possible):
   - It creates user dumps of selected processes.
      - It creates Word documents with the user dumps of selected
     spiking processes along with thread details.
      - It creates Word documents with the user dumps of all spiking
     processes along with spiking thread details. It currently dumps all
     processes that consume more than 10 percent of the CPU.
      - It supports a pop-up File menu to create user dumps and
  spiking thread details.
   - It provides toolbar buttons for the three dumping menu items listed
  above for the File menu (refer to the second bullet above).
   - It is supported on x86 systems, 32-bit Windows XP, Windows Server
  2003 and Windows 2000 Server.
   - It updates the CPU usage of the machine and individual processes
  every second.*
  Note*: CPU usage for this tool is around 0 to 1 percent.
   - By default it uses NTSD.exe as the default debugger to create user
  dumps. It also provides the option to change the default debugger to other
  known debuggers (for example, windbg.exe or userdump.exe).

Get it at:

Jim Kenzig
Microsoft MVP - Terminal Services
Citrix Technology Professional
Provision Networks VIP
CEO The Kenzig Group
Blog: http://www.techblink.com

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