How to look at threads using Process Monitor in Windows

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Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.


The purpose of this guide is to provide a basic understanding of using the Windows Process Monitor tool troubleshoot performance issues and look at the active threads real time. 


  • Open Process Monitor
  • Click on the PID column to sort by PID
  • Find the PID from one of the methods below based on your configuration:

    Solution if you are running Confluence as a service

    • Open your Windows Start Menu and search for Run. Click on it to open your Run window
    • Type services.msc to open the Windows Services menu
    • Find your Confluence Service (E.g. Atlassian Confluence.XXXXXX)
    • Double-Click the service to open the properties
    • Copy the Service Name
    • Go back to your Run command window and type: sc queryex Atlassian Confluence.XXXXXX making sure to put the real service name
    • Copy the PID in the results

    Solution if you are not running Confluence as a service

    • In the Applications tab, right-click the Tomcat process
    • Select Go To Process
    • Click on the View menu and select 'Select Columns
    • Select PID (process identifier)
    • Note the PID next to the java.exe process. Note that you may have multiple java.exe if you are running more than one java-based application on the same machine. 
  • Right click the Confluence process and select the properties
  • Select the Threads Tab

Last modified on Mar 23, 2016

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