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You experience high CPU utilization when an application uses the IPMI driver to communicate with the baseboard management controller on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

On a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, an application uses the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) driver to communicate with the baseboard management controller (BMC). However, even when the system is almost idle, you experience high CPU utilization in this situation. Sometimes, CPU utilization may grow to 50 percent of system resources.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB970360.

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