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

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.

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.

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 > 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.