I've googled and found several posts about Automatic Updates (running under svchost.exe) causing extremely high CPU utilization, but no answers.
We have one machine on the network which suffers from this (Server 2003, SP1, all patches current). If we disable the Automatic Updates service, machine is fine. But as soon as we start the Automatic Updates service, CPU utilization climbs to 100% and the machine slows to a crawl.
I had no luck finding any other info on a possible solution. Anyone else seeing this, and found a resolution?