CPU Smackdown! Throttling rogue threads on Terminal Servers

I am most pelased today to have done something positive for our Terminal Server environment. By using the fine freeware product “Threadmaster” I have been able to throttle back those rogue Approach.exe applications on the Terminal Servers to use no more than their fair share of the CPU.

Threadmaster can be downloaded here:
Config is easy… run the small CMD file to install the Threadmaster service, then use REGEDIT to tune the product. All settings are in HKLM:SYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesThreadMasterParameters. Set a default per-thread CPU threshold, and add applications that you want to have different rules to the “Applications” subkey.


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