Scott Hanselman

Figuring out which DLLHost.exe belongs to which COM+ Application

June 11, '03 Comments [4] Posted in Web Services
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I wanted to find out what is inside of a particular DLLHost.exe.   I went into Component Services and used "View|Status" do see the PIDs of each COM+ Application which I can then correlate to a PID in Task Manager.  Shouldn't there be a COM+ Explorer/Spy/Info Application for this, or did I miss it?

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 1:25:24 AM UTC
My concern on my home machine is when I run across dllhost.exe in the process list, and I haven't been doing anything close to working with COM+. I'm always fearful that it is some rogue dlIhost (with an uppercase i) that is going to format my harddrive and steal my frozen pizzas.

Thursday, June 12, 2003 5:40:06 AM UTC
Normally there is always a dllhost.exe running for the system application.

Thursday, June 12, 2003 4:39:26 PM UTC
Have you tried ProcessExplorer from sysinternals.com?
Martin Naughton
Friday, June 13, 2003 3:38:09 PM UTC
Yeah I was going to say the same thing. http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
Kevin Pirkl
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