Multiple CSCRIPT.EXE Processes Slowing Down Server Which Has A SCOM Agent Installed

2017-12-08T11:46:11+00:00 October 16th, 2009|Azure, Cloud|

I have come across an issue recently where Servers with a SCOM Agent installed are running at 100% CPU, and when you look at task manager on the server you can see multiple CSCRIPT.exe processes running.


CSCRIPT.exe is what SCOM uses to run scripts on the SCOM agents.

The simple fix for this is to upgrade WSH to version 5.7 and the issue with the CPU just simply goes away.

Daniel Davies

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