One of the Windows server at work started running high on CPU for the last few days.. On checking the task manager, I could only see that “services.exe” was using ~30% of CPU. services.exe is part of the core Windows operating system and manages the starting and stopping of the services. To further investigate, what process was using the CPU, I lauched Sysinternals Process Explorer and voila!!, here’s what I see
Looks like the CPU utilization of the services that the services.exe starts show up under it. There are a bunch of other cool utilities at SysInternals that any Windows admin would find useful.