Which w3wp.exe process belongs to which App Pool in IIS6

Written by Scott Forsyth

Along with Windows Server 2003 and Internet Information Services 6.0 came a large number of benefits. For us IIS admins, it was a great welcome set of changes. But, one apparent difficultly is matching uprepparttar w3wp.exe processes displayed in Task Manager torepparttar 133382 Application Pools in IIS.

Review of IIS5

In IIS5.0 (Windows 2000 Server), each site that is set to Out Of Process will spin up a new instance of dllhost.exe. Windows Task Manager lists them. Now,repparttar 133383 trick is to find out which dllhost.exe matches which site. My favorite way is to use Component Services. To do so, open Component Services from Administrative Tools, drill down to Computers -> My Computer and select COM+ Applications. Now select View fromrepparttar 133384 top menu and select Status. Beside each site that currently has a dllhost.exe process spun up isrepparttar 133385 Process ID (PID). Using Task Manager, you can tellrepparttar 133386 memory and CPU.

Note: Ifrepparttar 133387 Process ID doesn't display for you in Task Manager, select View -> Select Columns and add it.

What about IIS6?

But, that doesn't work anymore with IIS6.0. Now each site in IIS6 is placed in an Application Pool. Each Application Pool is completely separated from other App Pools by running in its own process called w3wp.exe. This make life SO much easier. Now,repparttar 133388 trick is to match uprepparttar 133389 process shown in Task Manager withrepparttar 133390 Application Pool set up in IIS.

If there is a different user for each application pool, Windows Task Manager isrepparttar 133391 easiest way to find out which application pool belongs to which site since Task Manager will displayrepparttar 133392 userrepparttar 133393 process runs as.

Building a Document Management Plan Part II

Written by Ray Griffiths

Accounts Payable Entry Level

As organizations look to drive down costs and improve efficiency, manual and time-consuming processes in accounts payable (A/P) are an ideal place to start. A/P processes are sometimes distributed in nature, may require approval on many levels, and generate huge volumes of paper and electronic documents that are difficult to effectively manage. Document imaging systems enables companies to achieve process efficiencies and cost savings in three key areas:

* Capture, storage and retrieval of data and documents * Automation of critical business processes to drive efficiency * Sharing of information and extension of processes to internal and external resourcesI

Integration with ERP and LOB applications allows companies to seamlessly enable a single interface to all payables transaction content, and extend automated processes into these applications. Integration will significantly improve response times, eliminate time-consuming duplicate data entry, reduce errors, increase processing efficiencies and enhance levels of service.

Implementing document management/imaging technology helps managers and employees identify, classify, track and manage all forms of A/P information, from inception throughrepparttar end ofrepparttar 133381 content lifecycle. The technology manages all types of corporate records, regardless of whetherrepparttar 133382 record is inrepparttar 133383 form of a physical document, an email with attachments, or an electronic spreadsheet. The solution allows users to establish retention periods, organize and retain these documents and other assets for legally required amounts of time, and provide quick, on demand access to them.

As was stated in Part I of this series, a document imaging system in accounts payable will have good ROI if some or all of these conditions exist:

1. There are 5 or more payables clerks 2. They are manually matching checks 3. Invoices have to be approved after they are received. 4. Receivers are being printed and sent to accounting. 5. Some payables become receivables. 6. You process hundreds of invoices every week fromrepparttar 133384 same vendor(s)

Much ofrepparttar 133385 processing in accounts payable can be automated to some degree by using document imaging technology. An analysis ofrepparttar 133386 department will determine to what degree you can automate and realize a good ROI. This article addresses entry-level document imaging and how you can make it pay off.

An accounts payable department with at least 5 employees should be able to justify a document imaging system based on vendor research and check matching. These two functions may take 30% or more of a clerk’s time. Eliminating check matching and reducingrepparttar 133387 time it takes to research vendor issues will increase productivity 15-20%. In addition you will have better control of your invoices, and auditing will be faster and cost less.

Setting up an entry-level document imaging system is not complicated it just requires a plan. The first step is taking a document inventory.

* Get samples of all documents that are part ofrepparttar 133388 invoice paying process, which may include but is not limited to:

o Purchase order o Packing slip o Receiver o Invoice o Expense report o Check

* Read How to select a document imaging scanner to help you selectrepparttar 133389 right scanner for your needs.

* Determine origin of each document and how it is created.

o Internally or externally o Computer generated

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