High memory usage by the Svchost.exe process after you install Windows Management Framework 3.0 on a Windows-based computer

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Symptoms

Assume that you have a computer that is running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2). You install Windows Management Framework 3.0 by installing update 2506143 or update 2506146 on the computer. In this situation, after the computer runs for a while, you experience high memory usage by the Svchost.exe process.

Note For more information about update 2506143, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2506143 Description of Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
For more information about update 2506146, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2506146 Description of Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows Server 2008 SP2

Cause

This issue occurs because a handle leak occurs in the Winmgmt service after you install Windows Management Framework 3.0 on the computer.

Note The Winmgmt service is the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service within the Svchost.exe process that is running under the LocalSystem account. For more information about the Winmgmt service, go to the following Microsoft website:
General information about the Winmgmt service

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 SP2.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

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The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
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Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.16xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.760 0.21xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398129,53626-Sep-201323:06
Wmiprvsd.dll6.2.9200.16697529,92026-Sep-201323:06
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398328,70426-Sep-201323:06
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398129,53626-Sep-201323:07
Wmiprvsd.dll6.2.9200.20814529,92026-Sep-201323:07
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398328,70426-Sep-201323:07
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For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398180,73604-Jul-201312:21
Wmiprvsd.dll6.2.9200.16706724,99226-Sep-201322:44
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398432,12804-Jul-201312:21
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398180,73609-Jul-201306:31
Wmiprvsd.dll6.2.9200.20813724,99226-Sep-201322:45
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398432,12809-Jul-201306:32
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398129,53626-Sep-201323:06
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398328,70426-Sep-201323:06
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398129,53626-Sep-201323:07
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398328,70426-Sep-201323:07
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Windows Server 2008 file information notes
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Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008" section. MUM, MANIFEST, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398129,53610-Apr-201400:11x86
Wmiprvsd.dll6.2.9200.16885521,21610-Apr-201400:11x86
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398353,79210-Apr-201400:11x86
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398129,53610-Apr-201400:26x86
Wmiprvsd.dll6.2.9200.21007521,21610-Apr-201400:27x86
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398353,79210-Apr-201400:26x86
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398180,73621-Feb-201407:57x64
Wmiprvsd.dll6.2.9200.16885694,27210-Apr-201400:12x64
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398420,86421-Feb-201407:57x64
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398180,73606-Feb-201413:37x64
Wmiprvsd.dll6.2.9200.21007694,27210-Apr-201400:06x64
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398420,86406-Feb-201413:37x64
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398129,53610-Apr-201400:11x86
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398353,79210-Apr-201400:11x86
Wmidcprv.dll6.2.9200.16398129,53610-Apr-201400:26x86
Wmiprvse.exe6.2.9200.16398353,79210-Apr-201400:26x86
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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

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Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

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Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameX86_86c34ddd40fad2b48cca3bec9f831de7_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.22466_none_404e49c3db5d6809.manifest
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Date (UTC)27-Sep-2013
Time (UTC)12:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_c88035e5f883db3e158e78b167ed9d51_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.18271_none_12fa39ef57f97948.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size709
Date (UTC)27-Sep-2013
Time (UTC)12:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-wmi-core-providerhost_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.18271_none_0396a7dc74c1496e.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,045
Date (UTC)27-Sep-2013
Time (UTC)02:26
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-wmi-core-providerhost_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.22466_none_043017eb8dd24921.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size13,045
Date (UTC)27-Sep-2013
Time (UTC)02:27
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File nameAmd64_7aa8ce8e63536a341742c2987d58c3aa_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.18271_none_1be63e662cef4ca1.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)27-Sep-2013
Time (UTC)12:00
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File nameAmd64_d75542c9e7ced7f77a5714ce6f9b7ba2_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.22466_none_5fbde8c1b22abfb0.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,068
Date (UTC)27-Sep-2013
Time (UTC)12:00
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Date (UTC)27-Sep-2013
Time (UTC)02:55
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Date (UTC)27-Sep-2013
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Additional file information for Windows Server 2008

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File versionNot applicable
File size709
Date (UTC)10-Apr-2014
Time (UTC)19:35
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_6b260bea2c211ec1021e5f05d65fb8d0_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.6002.19083_none_c7c5b23f5f623f51.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size709
Date (UTC)10-Apr-2014
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)10-Apr-2014
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File versionNot applicable
File size15,603
Date (UTC)10-Apr-2014
Time (UTC)04:40
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Properties

Article ID: 2889748 - Last Review: May 14, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows 7 Enterprise
    • Windows 7 Home Basic
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • Windows 7 Starter
    • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Foundation
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
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