The Processes View is an aggregated view of all Windows processes running on all of your managed computers. 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.
|Column Name(sorted alphabetically)||Explanation|
|Command Line||Command used to launch the process, including arguments|
|Company||Name of executable’s publisher|
|CPU||CPU percentage consumed by process|
|Created Time||Process executable creation time (as recorded in the file system)|
|Description||Executable file description|
|Exe Name||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)|
|Machine||Name of the computer running the process|
|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|
|Page fauts / sec||Page Faults per second consumed by process|
|PID||Process ID number|
|Priority||CPU priority 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.|
|User||User name of the account used to launch the process|
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.
Remote Desktop to Computer
Switches the display to the Remote Desktops pane and establishes a Remote Desktop session on the computer 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.
Gracefully terminates the selected process, after waiting for a configured timeout period (default is 60 seconds).
Forcefully terminates the selected process, without waiting for response.
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.
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 > Computer
Switches to the Computers View and selects the computer 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.