We haven't installed updates on this server for a while, there were a couple I installed last night, and, since, it just scans for updates indefinitely and never actually finishes. I know that there should be like an other 140 or so as we had a similar server inside the same VMWare instance that had also not been updated in a long time.
I tried the usual, sfc scan (which did find stuff that it then fixed), DISM restore health, delete the software distribution folder, but nothing, it just searches for updates indefinitely, and, while it does so, the svchost.exe process hosting it goes up to 2 GB whereas on an other 2012 R2 for example it barely uses 400 MB when searching for updates.
I guess this is part of why it never finishes searching for updates?
I had a look at my security log, it's no bigger than 130 MB on the hard drive.
I know that Windows 7 had an issue with high ram usage when searching for updates and there was an update that fixed that, does anyone know of a similar thing that fixes this on 2012 Standard?
A second sfc scan found nothing and neither did a chkdsk.
I have also run the Windows Update Diagnostic troubleshooter but that hasn't helped either, it just keeps on finding the same errors and at first says it can't fix them, then says it has fixed them, but the service still takes up 2 GBs of RAM and then it still checks for updates for ever and just whirls around without reaching a conclusion as to whether there are any or not.