SVCHOST.exe consuming all memory in Windows 2008 R2
Posted on 2013-12-31
As the title states, I have an issue where SVCHOST.exe is slowly consuming all the memory on a server running Windows 2008 R2. The services being used by the svchost.exe PID are: nsi, netprofm, FontCache and EventSystem. Within two days it will consume all memory causing IIS to throw out errors.
I've tried various hotfixes, but none are applicable to this system. The issue appeared within the past 2 months. I've tried updating the drivers for the nic as well.
About the server: 2008 R2 Server, using IIS (Primary role), anti-virus is System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (and SCCM 2012 agent), Landesk Agent, Broadcom BCM5716, 12GB of memory and it is the head node of a clustering search application where it displays results via a webpage (IIS) and communicates to four other nodes. The system has all MS security updates installed.