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windows 2012 server r2 running very slow

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Running a windows 2012 server r2 on vmware 5.5

When I first moved over from 2003 server it was very fast everything was working great.

As far as I know nothing has changed.

Now it is running very sluggish, and smb share access is also very slow unless you re-access the same folder almost like some sort of caching issue but I believe it is all related to the server performance.

Server has 27GB Ram and 2x 1.94 processor

Any thoughts on what could be slowing down the server?
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by:btan
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file server resource manager is running at around 99% CPU all the time
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turned off windows update and BITS still CPU at 99%
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by:itsup23
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using resource monitor the issue is with

svchost.exe (srm svcs)  anyone know what would be causing the issue
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by:Bxoz
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Like itsup23 said try to stop the Windows Update (wuauserv) service witch depand of the svchost.exe process
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by:itsup23
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stopped that service and the BITS service and still at 100%
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by:itsup23
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I know the issue is with File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

its svchost.exe (SrmSVC)  just can't figure out what is causing it to constantly use 100% CPU
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Solved this myself..I had to disable the File Services Resource Manager
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by:itsup23
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the only fix that resolved my issue
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by:franklintech
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Having the same issue. Stopping the File Services Resource manager service as above. Does solve the issue.
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