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smphost using a lot of memory

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The smphost is using up a lot of memory. If it is not used, then it does not need to be enabled. How can I disabled smphost?

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In this article, we will go through how to disable the smphost. When it is not needed, it should not be installed and be running.
To disable this feature is a must if you see it using up a lot of memory.


Recreate Issue
To Recreate this issue.

Right click on the [Taskbar].
Choose [Task Manager]
Look for [smphost]

If it is using over 500mb of memory, and it is not used proceed to Resolve, below.


Resolve Issue
To Resolve this issue.

Right click on the Start Menu.
Choose [Control Panel]
Then choose [Administrative Tools]
Then choose [Serices]
(HINT: When Services is open, right click on its icon on the [Task Bar] and choose to [Pin to [Task Bar]. This will give you quick access to Services in the future.)
Scroll down to [Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP]
Double click (To open) (OR) Right Click and choose [Properties]

Once you have the Properties Dialog open, do the following.
Startup type: [Disable]
Service Status: [Stop] (It might not stop immediately, and may give an error. Make sure that you Diable it first)
Click [Apply]
Click [OK]

Once it has stopped, it will remove itself from memory and from the [Task Manager].