Server HDD activity high, crippling

I do not need a solution (just sharing information)

Our small organization’s single Server 2012 file server has been running SEPM since 2014.

I’ve been here since 2017.

Since I;ve been here, the server has been sluggish.

It’s a VM with 3TB disk space on 2 volumes and 6GB dedicated RAM.

The only other VMs are a very small linux VM and a small Win7 VM used only for remote login.

I’ve played around with stripping out unnecessary apps and even moved the paging file with only marginal sucess.

Today it was particularly lethargig and I noticed in resource monitor, that almost all of the disk activity (which was quite high) was rrelated to SEPM.

A google search turned up an issue where someone had “Live Update Administrator” and SEPM both running on the same server, and that was causing excessive disk activity.

That post was from 2010. Our services are not named the same.

I was wondering if “Live Update” is the same as “Live Update Manager” as we have bothe “Live Update” and “Symantec Endpoint Manager” services runningas well as a few others that begin with “Symantec…”

I wanted to stop the “Live Update” service to see what happened but I can’t. Looks like I’ll have to uninstall it.

It shows up as a seperate installed ap in “add and remove…”

I want to make sure from someone here, before i do that, though.





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