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Setting Automatic Change Process Priorities

You can automatically update the priority class under which a process runs. This is useful for forcing lengthy, CPU-intensive tasks into the background on a machine where responsiveness of other processes is critical.

Windows only Available on Windows hosts only.

Fastpath: Connect to a Windows computer and go to Computer Settings > Automatic Priorities
Remember: Once connected, you must be in Detailed Mode (Dashboard) to see remote management options.
  1. Click the Plus icon to create a new priority.

    Result: The Automatic Priorities dialog box is displayed.

  2. Enter the name of the executable in the Process Name field.
  3. Choose the target priority class under Priority.
  4. Select one or more Processor Affinity boxes to force a process to execute on a specific processor (or processors).
  5. Click Add.
Article last updated: 25 April, 2023