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[Windows Server 2003 Enterprise] svchost.exe -> windows update 100%

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Good midday,

I have an Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, on this server is a exchange 2003 installed.

Since a week i get the issue that the server is really slow and i found out that svchost.exe on this server was taking all my CPU.

With Process Explorer i saw that wuaueng.dll toke all my CPU.

I've ended it multiple times but it keeps returning, within minutes its taking 100% CPU again.

When i '' disable '' the Automatic Updates service it keeps coming back and it will enable the service back to to '' automatic '' too.

I've apply'd a hotfix but this did not work, see below here what update i installed:

- Hotfix: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6153
- Information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891
- Information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916089/en

Im using the latest Windows Update Agent: 7.6.7600.256.

The issue appears everyday at the same time, 14:25 GMT +1.
 
Can someone help me with this issue?
 

Thank you!
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by:jmanishbabu
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Can you check if you have any other scheduled activities running at the time frame .

Like disk fragmentation, Antivirus scan.

Enable Perfmon logging and check which process is utilizing the Max CPU usage
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At this moment the CPU stays down.
SVChost.exe is not taking my CPU anymore. I had to restart twice before the hotfix was working properly.
We have been running now 5 days without 100% CPU what happend daily.

We had no scheduld tasks running that would do a request on windows updates.
At this moment we take the hotfix from microsoft as a solution.

Thanks for the help!
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by:eltie
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The hotfix we installed first didn't work, after another restart the hotfix did work.
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