UNIX folks have long used utilities that provide extremely detailed information about what their systems are doing. Now, Windows folks can access similar information for their Windows Server 2003 network.
Sysinternals offers a free utility called Process Explorer, which you can download from Sysinternals' Web site. Process Explorer displays a plethora of information about your system.
In particular, it can provide the following information about specific processes on your server:
Process Explorer also gives you the ability to kill a process from the utility.
To use Process Explorer, download the ZIP file, and run the included executable. You don't have to install anything; however, you can gain additional functionality by installing the debugging symbols on your server.
Process Explorer runs on Windows 9x, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. It also supports the 64-bit editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.