Anyone got any ideas on this?
Multiple servers, different OSes (2003, 2008R2). Different locations as well.
Some of our servers are getting stuck with the windows update service at 100%. Reboot or stop/start the service doesn't make any difference. As soon as the service starts, it goes to 100%. All our patches are manual. So it isn't the installation of a patch causing the problem. The network admins say they did a clean-up of the WSUS 3.0 server in the last few days, but that shouldn't affect our servers. Event viewer logs and windows update log look normal.
First part of the question: Any ideas of how to approach this?
Second part of the question: Somebody thinks there is a KB we should try and install manually. I downloaded it from MS, but in order to install it, Windows starts the update service, which of course spikes out the processor. Any way to install a patch without windows update turned on?
Edit: Ironically, I just found MS released a patch this month that talks about this type of problem, but installing it didn't help.