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500+ drvinst.exe process running on DPM 2012 SP1 server RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    DRVINST.EXE is the Windows Plug-n-play process that is enumerating and installing device drivers for all the volumes and snapshots in the system.   The details of what it's doing or has done can be found C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.log


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    Monday, May 6, 2013 5:47 PM
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  • Mike,

    I've had a look in the log files and can see nothing relating to the past couple of days.  This started after we had a problem when the DPM server lost network connectivity which I am guessing knocked out the DPM disk as well (it's iSCSI).

    The processes are still running from around 8:30am on Friday which is when we resolved the connectivity issue.

    Should they run for this long, is there a way to stop them (if it's safe to)?

    There is also a bunch of process called "TriggerJob" running.  Any idea what they are?

    Monday, May 6, 2013 6:12 PM
  • What Windows operating system are you using ?

    TriggerJob is the process that runs as a result of SQL agent starting DPM scheduled jobs.


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    Monday, May 6, 2013 9:14 PM
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  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
    Monday, May 6, 2013 9:57 PM
  • If you open an administrative command prompt and CD to C:\Windows\inf - then run the below, it will show you all the devices drvinst.exe processed in May.

    findstr "STORAGE\ 2013/05 DrvInst.exe" setupapi.dev.log

    Sample output
    =========

    >>>  [Device Install (Hardware initiated) - STORAGE\Volume\{cd42c0a3-ae83-11e2-a6ef-00155d41d00f}]
    >>>  Section start 2013/05/03 13:31:57.358
         ump: Creating Install Process: DrvInst.exe 13:31:57.358
         dvi:           HardwareID   - STORAGE\Volume
    <<<  Section end 2013/05/03 13:31:57.639


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    Monday, May 6, 2013 10:40 PM
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