Microsoft recently published an important new support document relating to several versions of Windows servers.
The document reads, in part, as follows:
"After you configure a Windows-based computer to use large amounts of memory, including persistent memory, it takes longer than expected to start up. Additionally, increased CPU usage occurs for a short time after startup. Increased CPU usage occurs when an application frees and reallocates large ranges of memory in rapid succession."
This newly discovered bug is present in the following versions of Windows servers:
- IoT 2019 Standard
- IoT 2019 Datacenter
- 2019 Standard
- 2019 Datacenter
- 2016 Standard
- 2016 Datacenter
- Windows 10 Pro For Workstation
If this issue had affected your employees' PCs, it would be problematic but wouldn't necessarily bring your operation to a grinding halt. Let's face it, nobody likes dealing with a slow computer. Take a second look at the list above. Slow computers are a problem that impacts the server-side of things, and significant slowdowns there can have severe repercussions on every aspect of your business.
There has been no word yet from Microsoft about when they will resolve the issue. You can bet that they'll be interested in keeping their Enterprise customers happy, so this one is almost certain to be given top priority.
We know the company is aware of it and working on a fix. However, Microsoft recently announced that future versions would include additional optimizations in the startup path of the OS. We would prefer having a predictable timeframe for the fix of this issue, but we are pleased to hear about the additional startup optimizations. Stay tuned for further developments.
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