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Server pegged during Windows System Scan Assessment policy

Created: 29 Oct 2013 • Updated: 04 Feb 2014 | 3 comments
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So this policy ran on one of our servers and completely pegged out the resources on it.  The server is a SharePoint Web Server, 2008 R2.  The administrator over this server sent this to me stating this is what was maxing it out. 

STPatchAssessmentSrv.exe which when you look at the description it is stating shavlik netchk patch scanner.  I thought that Shavlik was altogether different than Altiris Patch Management.  I am using Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2 MP1 (7.1.8400).  Did I miss something as far as Symantec is concerned about using Shavlik now? 

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HighTower's picture

Symantec is OEM'ing Shavlik for vulnerability assessment because of the addition of non-Windows application patching.  I think that it's been this way for the entire time for 7.1.

We also have one server (out of 900+) that does not do well with the vulnerability scan.  I put that server in a separate filter and cloned the vulnerability assessment scan policy (there may be problems with this due to underlying task/package/GUID issues) and scan that one server about 1/50 as often.

Roman Vassiljev's picture

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