Processor at 100% after Installing SCCM (or anything else).

I've recently been installing a lot of MS Server products into a lab. One thing I noticed is immediately after the install the server is nearly useless, especially if its a Virtual Server with only one core.

The reason for me was after the install the framework was busy in the background pre-compiling all the binaries. You can see this be the process "mscorsvw.exe" hogging 100% of CPU time.

According to this blog article

the pre-compiling is just Temporary and will finish eventually, but, it can be pretty annoying if you are trying to do the configuration immediately after install, or demoing to someone and want a smooth ride.

So, you can manually force the pre-compile with this nice command to flush the queued compiles, go away and get a cup of tea/lunch and hey presto nice performance.

ngen.exe executequeueditems

I think I'll include this as part of all build plans of server based products when installed on Virtual Platforms.

Comments (1)
  1. George says:

    I have an xp64 sp2 installed on Athlon64 3000+ 2GHz (not really high-end, but enough for watching HD 720p). Problem is that when mscorsvw.exe starts, Windows UI freezes (display, mouse, keyboard) until it stops. I mention I have Cool’n’ Quiet active. I suspect the stupid idle doesn’t override the low power mode and gets the CPU @ half performance twice thge time (even 15 minutes I counted sometimes, when I was pacient enough not to reboot the damn thing). Regards!

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