The Automatic Updates Service May Stop Responding

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
If your Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP computer is configured to check for WSUS updates very frequently (say, every 2 hours) the Windows Automatic Update Service (wuauserv.exe) will consume too much memory over time and will eventually become unresponsive.

Microsoft released a hotfix for this situation, which is available at KB914810.  You should only apply this hotfix to affected systems.  This hotfix requires a restart.