Solved

mmc.exe using 40% of CPU on sbs2003 server

Posted on 2011-02-22
4
970 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
For no apparent reason mmc.exe just started hogging 40% of the CPU on our sbs2003  sp2 server.  How can I troubleshoot this?  Thanks in advance for your interest.
0
Comment
Question by:coopfab
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
David_Hagerman earned 500 total points
ID: 34951284
my first point to look at is are the latest updates installed? I have a similar problem on 2000 server some years ago.

When did the problem start happening? did anything change in the domain? i.e new domain controller, new scripts
Is your anti virus up to date?
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:frajico
ID: 34951312
Maybe c:\windows\system32\mmc.exe is infected by a virus.

Try to restored a copy of mmc.exe from - c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mmc.exe

Or try to use any Online Antivirus with desinfection, like ESET NOD 32 online scanner, Microsoft Security Online Scanner or Bitdefender Online Scanner
0
 

Author Comment

by:coopfab
ID: 34952625
The usage seems to spike when I Log onto the server through remote desktop.
0
 

Author Comment

by:coopfab
ID: 34954904
I rebooted the server and this solved the issue.  There must have been too many open remote desktop sessions.
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC?  (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of us are both IT and legal experts but we all have our own views of Microsoft's licensing rules and how they apply.  There are…
cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, rese…
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.
This tutorial demonstrates a quick way of adding group price to multiple Magento products.

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now