Heartbeat -- Maintaining the HeartBeat of IIS 6/Windows Server 2003
Lot of times maintaining a Windows Server 2003 shared hosting is an headache. My friend is managing a web host company. One fine day, he started to get complaints from his customers regarding sluggish behavior of thier websites. Eventlog, Profilers and all debugging tools were running down the drain and were giving no clue. Finally a search in Google led us to this HeartBeat.exe which does the work. Resetting the priority of W3WP (ASPNeT_WP in Windows XP /IIS 5.1) to Idle.