PC slow when connecting to it via RDP
Posted on 2009-04-03
I have a PC that is Windows XP Pro SP3 w/all updates installed and 2Gb of RAM. When you log onto the workstion locally, there are no issues with the computer. However, when I connect to this PC via Remote Desktop, the computer is very slow. I have run Process Explorer and one of the csrss.exe processes is taking up alot of CPU time.
I have dug in to the csrss.exe process with process explorer. When i look at the threads, I see that there are 2-3 threads that are taking all the time and each thread is the same. It is:
I have also ran Registry Monitor and found that this process is pounding the following registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\Setup\SystemSetupInProgress
REGMON can sucsessfully read this entry. This entry is set to Hexadecimal value of "0".
I have tried reloading this computer and the issue is still there. This happens with any user that RDP's into this system, but does not happen when you log on locally. I have also tried dumping some of the profiles on the system and letting it create new ones and this is still an issue.
I have tried to get into the system using console mode with Remote Desktop (mstsc /Console), and this still doesn't work.
The only thing that does seem to fix the issue temporarily is when i kill all 2-3 threads that are taking up the CPU time in the CSRSS.exe process.
I am totally stumped at this point. Does anyone know how to fix this issue?
Thanks in advance!