CSA: svchost runs msiexec

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Feb 21st, 2007

I have noticed that when a windows update occurs, svchost.exe tries to run msiexec. If this is denied, svchost utilizes a large amount of memory and CPU usage jumps to 90%. Is there anyway around creating an exception for this activity except for limiting to only the specific user (i believe it is 'system')?

I have this problem too.
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tsteger1 Wed, 02/21/2007 - 14:09

In order to allow WSUS or other patch management tools to install MS Office and other MSI type updates without user intervention, you'll have to allow MS svchost.exe to execute msiexec.exe.



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