Have SharePoint Foundation spinning on a Windows Server 2012 R2.
VM is equipped with 4 CPUs and 20 GB of RAM.
It looks SharePoint is only using 25%, single CPU. Where to change this setting?
wsstracing.exe is the service responsible for SharePoint logging. Such a high CPU-Usage for logging-service is not normal.
Some things to check:
Central Administration -> Monitoring -> Configure diagnostic logging-> Check if any Categories are set to
Verboselogging. Reset them to their defaults with the option
Least critical event to report to the trace log
SharePoint Tracing Service (SPTracev4)in Windows Services Console (
You might see the following errors in your ULS-Log:
Trace Service encountered an unexpected exception when processing usage event. Detail exception message: Create store file error.. Win32 error code=5. This happens if the service account does not have proper permissions to logging-directory.