How To: Gather a Process Dump from Task Manager


A process dump can be gathered while the processes is running. This can be helpful in determining why a process is hung or consuming a large amount of memory. 

  1. Logon to the system you are gathering the dump from.
  2. Open Task Manager.
  3. Right click the process and select "Create dump file" from the context menu.
  4. After it processes the dump it will output the location it saved the file.

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Procdump.exe can also be used to gather first chance exception and crashes. 

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