Use the Worker Processes feature page to manage a list of worker processes running in application pools on a Web server. Sort the list by clicking one of the feature page column headings.

UI Element List

The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

Feature Page Elements

Element Name Description

Application Pool Name

Displays the name of the application pool. In Web gardens or if you have a worker process that is shutting down at the same time another worker process is starting, the same application pool may be listed more than once in the grid to account for different worker processes running in that application pool.

Process ID

Displays the worker process identifier (ID) for that worker process.


Displays the state of a process, such as starting, running, or stopping.


Displays the percentage of time that the worker process has used the CPU since the data was last updated. This corresponds to CPU Usage in Windows Task Manager.

Private Bytes (KB)

Displays the current size of memory committed by a worker process. This memory cannot be shared with other processes. This corresponds to Virtual Memory Size in Windows Task Manager.

Virtual Bytes (KB)

Displays the current size of the virtual address space for a worker process.

Actions Pane Elements

Element Name Description

View Current Requests

Opens the Requests feature page in which you can view the requests currently processing in the selected application pool.

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