Resolved – Svchost spiking on SBS 2008?

On December 4, 2011, in news, by

Were you seeing issues with svchost spiking the cpu on SBS 2008 servers?

At an Exchange powershell command window (open up the Exchange shell with a runas admin) type in Disable-antispamupdates and say Yes to disable antispam updates for now.

Then go into services, stop Windows Update service and restart it. You’ll see the svchost spike problem go away.

When the issue resolves, I’ll tell you to flip them back on. If you temp disable them now, you won’t spike the cpu on the box.

The issue has been resolved. If you disabled antispam updates, turn them back on.


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