wmiprvse.exe consumes 100% of CPU usage

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Jerry, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    We are currently changing from NT4.0 to Windows 2003
    server, we are encountering this problem:

    wmiprvse.exe hogs cpu.

    After booting up in administration mode the CPU consumes
    100% of the available usages. There are 7 or 8 instances
    or (image name) of "wmiprvse.exe running in "Task
    Manager". If all the instances are ended but one that last
    one will consume 100% until it is ended, then it drops to
    5%-12%. I believe there is a connection to ("WMI") 2003
    Windows Management Services Integration with 2003 server.
    Is anyone else have this problem and if so is there a
    solution or a hot fix. Would appreciate any input
    If all the "wimiprvse.exe" processes are ended there seems
    to be no losing in performance until a reboot, then it
    returns hogging the CPU at 100%, again.
    Jerry, Feb 23, 2004
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  2. Jerry,

    I have seen this happen a couple of times at some of my customer sites with
    Windows Server 2003. I have found a LOT of the time it was caused by old or
    bad network card drivers and bad chipset drivers. From what I understand WMI
    is trying to poll information and it cannot because of various problems with
    the drivers.

    I would start by getting the latest and greatest drivers for both your
    motherboard chipset and your network adapter...

    Bill F.
    Windows Setup MVP
    Bill Frisbee [MVP], Mar 4, 2004
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