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gpupdate.exe CPU at 100%

Posted on 2014-01-16
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Our domain controllers CPU peaks at 100% when what looks like two instances of gpupdate.exe are running. Once I kill the process the CPU goes back down to normal.

Why is this happening and how do I correct? Where do I start? It is not related to Symantec.
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Question by:Robert Mohr
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Thomas Zucker-Scharff earned 250 total points
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Check out this page on the MS website re gpupdate:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490983.aspx

It looks to me like a gpupdate /force /wait:10  might help.  At least this will update your group policies completely (/force).  It may solve the problem.  I guess the final question is why are 2 instance of gpupdate running in the first place?
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by:Will Szymkowski
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I would check the event viewer to see if you have any error messages which might relate to Group Policy. Also have you tried to stop and start the netlogon service? Have you been able to reboot the DC? Have you recently applied any patches to this machine? Is the DC up-to-date with the current patches?

Will.
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by:Robert Mohr
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This issue has mysteriously stopped but now we are running into other issues that are related to Group Policy. I will choose both as helpful advice although issue stopped for other means.
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