The ESXi Host was reporting some pretty fantastic CPU numbers (considering there’s not a lot of workloads on this yet, 3 VMs doing not a lot).
- Server 2008R2 “Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2”
- Server 2012 = KB4054542
- Server 2012R2 = KB4054566
- Server 2016 = KB4054590
Another potential. However:
Scrolling some more, PieterPretorius came up with the following discovery. KB4338814!!
This one had been installed the day I did the updates, and promptly uninstalled it. Head to Control Panel, Programs and Feature and click “View installed Updates” and find KB4338814.
This took a little time to remove, and after a reboot the NUC had settled down back to near silent!
I’ll be writing another post about keeping an Intel NUC NUC7i7DNHE quiet, as the default Fan settings are a bit… noisy.
Follow Up: Keeping KB4338814 at bay.
The next day I ran some more updates on the server and noticed that KB4338814 was coming back again! I had not tried to block updates on Server 2016 yet so had a look into it, as the usual methods I’d used in the past weren’t present.
Head to: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930 and download the wushowhide.diagcab file and run it.