Win10 1703: random slow login (AppXSVC) RRS feed

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  • I have random win10 1730 computers with a 5 min or more login.  But the default profile is small (2 mb), and I don't see any big cpu or disk usage after login, or even with windows performance toolkit.  A reboot seems to fix it, but the problem comes back randomly.

    • Upravený JS2010 úterý 26. září 2017 14:32
    středa 20. září 2017 17:01

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  • You could alternatively make a Process Monitor boot trace - I will be more than happy to take a look.


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    středa 20. září 2017 17:21
  • I'm suspecting the "AppX Deployment Service" (svchost.exe -k wsappx -s AppXSvc), that uses 3 min 44 sec of kernel cpu during about a 5 minute login.  I saw it in the process activity summary.

    I'm tempted to set it to delayed start, but the option is greyed out.

    I see it now.  It max's at 25% cpu on a 4 cpu computer.

    • Upravený JS2010 středa 20. září 2017 22:10
    středa 20. září 2017 20:33
  • Maybe this article can give you a hint.

    What Is WSAPPX And High CPU Load Solution (Working) With Appx Deployment Service

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    čtvrtek 21. září 2017 7:05
  • Thanks.  I'm going to try turning off Store autoupdates.  I am also a few cumulative monthly updates behind (.483).

    • Upravený JS2010 čtvrtek 21. září 2017 16:31
    čtvrtek 21. září 2017 13:50
  • It seems that this registry area grows without bounds:  'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Deployment\Package\*'.  The keys are named after the sid's of each created profile.  Even if the profile is deleted, the keys remain until a reboot.  Appxsvc seems to use many hours of cpu time at normal priority, if there are a lot of keys here.  I might run a cleanup script every morning.  I don't know if I want to completely disable the Store.

    • Upravený JS2010 pondělí 25. září 2017 20:39
    pondělí 25. září 2017 20:38
  • I may have to disable the Store in local group policy (which fixes it).  It's still happening, despite my efforts.  It's only on computers with a lot of different new users per day.

    • Upravený JS2010 úterý 3. října 2017 19:04
    středa 27. září 2017 14:55
  • Actually that key under HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\ gets cleaned after a reboot.  Or I've come up with this powershell code to clean it up.  Sid's for deleted profiles gather in a lot of different places in the registry and file system.  This is a big problem.

    $sids = Get-CimInstance win32_userprofile | select -expand sid
    $keys = ls 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\classes\local settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Deployment\Package\*\*'
    $DeleteList = $keys | where { $_.PSChildName -ne 'AllUsers' -and
      -not ($_.PSChildName -in $sids) }
    $DeleteList | rm -r -verbose
    exit $DeleteList.count

    úterý 3. října 2017 18:41
  • when these are all on a machine with 1000's of deleted profiles, it would be fair to state this immediately in your first post of the thread, and link to the other threads (or perhaps keep it to one thread?)
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    and what is the reason for the many local profiles you are constantly creating and deleting?
    úterý 3. října 2017 20:46
  • They are public computer labs.

    • Upravený JS2010 úterý 3. října 2017 21:01
    úterý 3. října 2017 20:56