We have Windows 10 Pro version 1703, 64bit.
We see CPU stay at 50-60%, and spike up to 99-100% for extended times. We have been able to isolate the high CPU to the Token Broker service by using the Windows Performance Recorder and Analyzer.
We understand this service has something to do with the Windows Store and Authentication and was added in with the Anniversary update. With it turned off, we return to normal CPU utilization, but we are unsure if this service is a requirement.
Microsoft is a bit ambiguous on this service, even the description for the service reads "<Failed to Read Description, Error Code:1500 >"
- Because there isn't a lot of documentation on this we are unsure if we even need this service. Can we simply disable this service permanently?
- Is anyone aware of the Token Broker service causing high CPU like this?