SVCHOST.EXE Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting issues with the SVCHOST.EXE process can be a very frustrating experience for server administrators.  Whether the issue manifests as High CPU or the SVCHOST.EXE process crashing, there are some challenges that make the troubleshooting process a little more tricky.  So before we dive into the troubleshooting, let's talk about what exactly the SVCHOST.EXE process […]

Troubleshooting issues with the SVCHOST.EXE process can be a very frustrating experience for server administrators.  Whether the issue manifests as High CPU or the SVCHOST.EXE process crashing, there are some challenges that make the troubleshooting process a little more tricky.  So before we dive into the troubleshooting, let's talk about what exactly the SVCHOST.EXE process does.  SVCHOST.EXE is a generic host process for services.  When you look at the list of running processes in Task Manager, you may see a number of different SVCHOST.EXE processes (as shown below).  Each of these processes hosts a group of services.

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