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R2 - client svchost using excessive RAM when windows update service enable on client

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I earlier accepted as a solution that clients were not correctly setup using connectcomputer. I followed instructions to the "T" to correctly connect the clients. The primary instance of svchost continued to grow.

I discovered that if I disable windows update service on the clients that the ram usuage for that svchost.exe remained in the 25MB range that has been typical for our network rather than growing by about 80MB a day.

The excessive memory use started after I setup R2's WSUS for the clients. When I first turned on WSUS the clients weren't correctly setup using the connectcomputer wizard. I'm looking for guidance on several aspects of this issue:

1. What is the normal impact of svchost ram usage by turning on WSUS?
2. Is there a way to clear out windows update settings via registry, re-registering dlls etc on the client?
3. Is there something I have to do on the server?

Thanks