Memory usage of Wmiprvse.exe keeps increasing when you run an application or script in Windows

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows 8.1 Enterprise More

Symptoms


Assume that you run an application or script that uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) MSFT_NetLBFOTeam class or WMI MSFT_NetLBFOProvider class to query network adapters teaming information on a computer that is running Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012. In this situation, you notice that the memory usage of Wmiprvse.exe keeps increasing by using Task Manager.

Resolution


To resolve this issue in Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2, install update rollup 2975719. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2975719 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
To resolve this issue in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, install update rollup 2975331. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2975331 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012

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 the MSFT_NetLBFOTeam class, go to the following Microsoft website:For more information about the MSFT_NetLBFOProvider class, go to the following Microsoft website: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