the process wmiprsvse.exe is causing cpu 100% in windwos 2003 server

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Hi all,
I am having an issue with a 2003 windows server virtual machine.

the cpu is always 100% and I took at look at it and I have seen with the process explorer the process that is causing this issue is the wmiprvse.exe (see attachment)

I killed the process but it didn't work. After a while the cpu resources are consumed at 100%.


I have applied this article:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askperf/2014/08/12/wmi-how-to-troubleshoot-high-cpu-usage-by-wmi-components/


Break WMI Service out into its own svchost process

    Open command prompt with elevated privileges
    Run following command: sc config winmgmt type= own
    Restart Wmi service
    Run sc query winmgmt to ensure status of service now reflects “own” indicating running in its own svchost process


but no success.

Please if anybody knows something about this issue and have some suggestion it will be appreciate it.

thanks

Frank
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Please if anybody knows something about this issue and have some suggestion it will be appreciate it.

Migrate to a supported OS. Windows 2003 is End of Life, and so is support.
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Thank you I totally agree  with you .. unfortunately I have been instructed to maintain alive this piece of crap :)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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We have seen this issues years ago with Windows 2003....

do you have SNMP enabled ?
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FrankSystem Engineer

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thank you Andrew .. checking :)
FrankSystem Engineer

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yes SNMP is enabled
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Is it required? and can be stopped and disable to test ?

restart may also be required
FrankSystem Engineer

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Thanks Andrew,

I will do if i can stop this snmp service with our monitoring team and I will get back to you.
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thank god for small mercy :)

they decided to get rid of these servers in 4 month and they give me the ok to stop the wmi services

not a good solution but since they decided FINALLY to get rid of this machine .. i guess that we can close this case.

Many thanks for your help Andrew
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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that's an option if you don't use it!!!!

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