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  • WSUS issue

    Dear all,

    I have a very hard and annoying issue with WSUS and all my win2000 pro and winxp machines.

    It take 100% everytime the interval to check updates is fired. I have a check every 10 hours so every 10 hours all pcs get stucked...

    I found a workarround but it works only for the first interval, then after 10 hours it works but after 20 hours it stick again all pcs.

    Steps:

    net stop wuauserv
    delete %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\*.* and all subdirs
    net start wuauserv



    Any idea is kindly welcome...
    Hace a nice day,

    Simone Chemelli
    MCP (Exchange 2003)

    (This post is provided as-is with no warranties, expressed or otherwise, and confers no rights.)

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    Re: WSUS issue

    WSUS, a topic near and dear to my heart.

    This may sound strange but I'm going to suggest that the problem is not with your WSUS server, but each of your clients. And here is why. Your clients interact with WSUS using the Automatic Updates service as well as the BITS service. Although WSUS does have a few documented issues native to itself (there is an http hotfix as well as a service pack available for WSUS), 95%+ problems are not WSUS related, but Automatic Updates related on the client. I've built up a significant repository of known Automatic Updates fixes, unforutnately none of which address your 100% CPU issue on the clients. My suspicion is that all of your clients were imaged or contain the same "bug" across all of them that is somehow causing 100% CPU utilization. You said it yourself, the Automatic Updaets service is what's causing the high CPU utilization. I think this rules out the WSUS server. WSUS is really just a web server that the Automatic Updates client interacts with to check for and download content (via the BITS service).

    For future reference, one very excellent resource for WSUS is http://www.wsuswiki.com/
    VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
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    • #3
      Re: WSUS issue

      Dear jasonboche,

      a collegue found the solution browsing internet.
      There is a MS patch as usual on those situations:

      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916089/ -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891/
      Hace a nice day,

      Simone Chemelli
      MCP (Exchange 2003)

      (This post is provided as-is with no warranties, expressed or otherwise, and confers no rights.)

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      • #4
        Re: WSUS issue

        I'm glad to see you found the fix, and I see it is indeed Automatic Updates related on each of your clients, and not WSUS server specific. Maybe you could click my ying yang?
        VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
        boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
        My advice has no warranties. Follow at your own risk.

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