Memory leak occurs in the Svchost.exe process that hosts the WinMgmt service in Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard More

Symptoms


When you leave Server Manager running in Windows Server 2012, a memory leak issue occurs in the Svchost.exe process that hosts the Winmgmt service.

Resolution


Cumulative Update information

To resolve this issue, install the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cumulative update 2811660. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2811660 Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cumulative update: March 2013

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