In the last few days we have encountered a very weird problem randomly on Windows XP Pro workstations. Our server is Small Business Server 2003 (Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, etc.).
After these computers log on, they almost "freeze" for anywhere from 5-30 minutes. You can barely do any work with them. If you wait eventually they will work normally. If you try to shut them down, it hangs on "Saving your Settings" for 5-10 minutes before shutting down.
Each morning different computers have this problem, while other Win XP Pro machines (including some that may have done this problem yesterday) are fine. The only hint/fix I have is if I reboot the server, all the workstations with the problem work fine, but the Microsoft Windows Update icon appears in the taskbar and suddenly does an automatic update (of the Malicious Software Removal Tool I believe).
Any thoughts/knowledge of experiencing this? Maybe I should shut off Automatic Updates, though from a security standpoint I'm very reluctant to. Thanks!
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