Processes View & Actions
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    The Processes View is an aggregated view of all Windows processes running on all of your managed machines. When unfiltered, this view will act like a Task Manager connected to your entire ControlUp organization, allowing you to compare and analyze the state of all processes, across all machines. This view’s data table is the most densely populated view in ControlUp, potentially including hundreds of thousands of records.

    Processes View Column Reference

    The following information columns are available in the Information Grid while using the Processes View.

    Affinity

    Allowed processors to run the process

    Application Load Time

    The time elapsed between the process start time and the time the application's UI is ready for the user

    Browser URL

    For processes corresponding to Internet Explorer tabs, the active URL/s.

    Browser URL Domain

    For processes corresponding to Internet Explorer tabs, the domain/s of the active URL/s.

    Command Line

    Command used to launch the process, including arguments

    Company

    Name of executable’s publisher

    Machine

    Name of machine running the process

    CPU

    CPU percentage consumed by process

    Created Time

    Process executable creation time (as recorded in the file system)

    Description

    Executable file description

    Disk Read KB/s

    Number of KB per second read by the process

    Disk Read Total

    Total KB read by the process since the collection been started

    Disk Write/s

    Number of KB per second written by the process

    Disk Write Total

    Total KB written by the process since the collection been started

    Exe Path

    Full path and name of executable

    Exe Size (KB)

    Size on disk of the executable file

    Exe Version

    Executable version as recorded in executable’s properties

    Exit Code

    Exit code of process (displayed briefly after process is terminated)

    Exit Time

    Time of process termination (displayed briefly after process is terminated)

    GPU decoder Utilization

    GPU decoder Utilization
    GPU encoder Utilization GPU encoder Utilization
    GPU Frame Buffer Memory Utilization GPU Frame Buffer Memory Utilization
    GPU Utilization GPU Utilization

    I/O Read Operations

    The count of read I/O operations issued by the process since its start time.

    I/O Read Operations per second

    The rate at which the process is issuing read I/O operations. This counter counts all I/O activity generated by the process to include file, network and device I/Os.

    I/O Write Operations

    The count of write I/O operations issued by the process since its start time.

    I/O Write Operations per second

    The rate at which the process is issuing write I/O operations. This counter counts all I/O activity generated by the process to include file, network and device I/Os.

    Memory (Private Bytes)

    Amount of non-sharable memory allocated to process

    Memory (Working Set)

    Process’s memory working set

    Modified Time

    Process executable modification time (as recorded in the file system)

    Name

    Process image name

    Network Sent KB/s

    Number of KB per second sent by the process

    Network Received KB/s

    Number of KB per second received by the process

    Network Recived Total

    Total KB received by the process since the collection has been started

    Network Sent Total

    Total KB sent by the process since the collection been started

    Nice Priority

    The Nice Priority of the process

    Page faults / sec

    Page Faults per second consumed by a process

    PID

    Process ID number

    PPID

    The parent PID of the process

    Priority

    CPU priority of the process

    Process Type

    Bitness (32 / 64 bit) of the process

    Product Name

    Product name as recorded in executable’s properties

    Product Version

    Product version as recorded in executable’s properties

    Session ID

    Parent session ID number

    Start Time

    Time process started

    Stress Level

    An aggregated measure of the session’s performance columns, as configured for the current record in the Stress Settings .

    Thread Count

    The Number of threads the process uses

    User

    Username of the account used to launch the process

    User Input Delay

    Measures the time it takes for a user input to reach the application.
    User Input Delay performance counters are supported in Windows 10, version 1809 and higher, and Windows Server 2019 and higher.

    Processes Actions

    These actions are available when selecting a process or multiple processes. The actions can be invoked using either the Ribbon Bar “Actions” button, the context menu (right-click), or the Actions Panel.

    RDP to Machine

    Switches the display to the Remote Desktops pane and establishes a Remote Desktop session on the machine on which the selected process is hosted.

    Remote Desktop Services > Send Message

    This action sends a standard “net send”-style message to the user session in which the selected process is executed.

    Get Session Screenshot

    This action allows you to get a quick screenshot of current activity inside the session in which the selected process is executed. The selected session has to be active and unlocked for this operation to complete successfully. This operation can be performed in the following modes:

    1. User approval – the end user(s) will be presented with a warning message asking for approval of the administrator’s attempt to receive a screenshot of the user’s current activity.

    2. User notification – the end user(s) will be presented with a warning message stating that the administrator has requested to receive a screenshot of the user’s current activity. No user approval is needed.

    3. No notification – the end user(s) will not be notified of the action.

    Note

    Please respect the regulations effective in your region and/or organization in regard to the users’ privacy. From a privacy standpoint, it is general practice to request the users’ permission before obtaining a screenshot of their activity. If your user environment involves sensitive or classified activity, it is recommended that you configure the screenshot restriction, as explained below.

    End Process

    Gracefully terminates the selected process, after waiting for a configured timeout period (default is 60 seconds).

    Kill Process

    Forcefully terminates the selected process, without waiting for response.

    PSKill Process

    Forcefully terminates the selected process using the SysInternals PSKill utility, without waiting for response.

    Set Process Priority

    Changes the base priority for the selected process.

    Script-based Actions

    Invokes any Script-based Actions downloaded or created for use in your organization. For more details, please refer to the Script-based Actions chapter .

    Go to > Machine

    Switches to the Machines view and selects the machine on which the selected process is executed.

    Go to > Session

    Switches to the Sessions View and selects the user session in which the selected process is executed.


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