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Microsoft KB Archive/168518

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Article ID: 168518

Article Last Modified on 10/8/2002



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q168518

SYMPTOMS

When you install a Systems Management Server 1.2 client on a computer running Windows NT, Systems Management Server does not configure the following as Microsoft Windows NT services on the client:

  • Systems Management Server Remote Control Agent
  • Systems Management Server Inventory Agent
  • SNMP Event to Trap Translator


CAUSE

If you are running into this problem, the following are some things to Check to help you troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

There Is No Admin$ Share

The Client Configuration Manager service on the Systems Management Server site server computer connects to the Admin$ share of a client computer running Windows NT to install the Systems Management Server Remote Control Agent and Client Inventory Agent services. If this share is not available, these services will not be installed and the Client Configuration Manager will log the following error in the Clicfg.log file:

ERROR: The SMS service account does not have administrative rights on machine "<client computer running Windows NT>" for request "YAP00001".

If this is the problem, add the share back, then move the .ccr file from the Logon.srv\Ccr.box\Retry directory to the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory. Doing this forces the Client Configuration Manager service to try processing the .ccr file again.

For additional information about SMS policies, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

158292 SMS: Using Policies May Cause SMS Setup to Fail


156365 Hidden Shares Are No Longer Available After Using System Policy


Administrator Privileges

The Systems Management Server Client Configuration Manager service on the Systems Management Server site server installs the client services for Win32 computers. Ensure that the Windows NT Server account used by the Systems Management Server services has Administrator privileges on the Windows NT client computer.

Under normal circumstances, this will not be a problem. When a Windows NT system joins a domain, the Domain Admins group for the domain is added to the local Administrators group of the Windows NT system. If the Windows NT system is a member of a domain that does not contain the Systems Management Server service account, this could be the cause of the problem. In this situation, the best solution is to create a duplicate of the Systems Management Server service account in the domain and make it a member of the Domain Admins group.

If the Windows NT system is a member of a workgroup, a local account must be created on the workstation with the same name and password as the Systems Management Server service account, and it must be a member of the local Administrators group.

After the account problems are resolved, synchronize the domain and move the .ccr file from the Logon.srv\Ccr.box\retry directory to the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory. Doing this forces the Client Configuration Manager service to try processing the .ccr file again.

Permissions

Check the permissions set on the following registry keys on the Systems Management Server client computer:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Client Services


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services


Client Configuration manager tries to add registry entries under these keys.

If the permissions are improperly set, fix the permissions problem, and then move the .ccr file from the Logon.srv\Ccr.box\retry directory to the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory. Doing this forces the Client Configuration Manager service to try processing the .ccr file again.

NetBIOS Name Resolution

Client Configuration Manager uses the machine name to attempt a remote connection to the target workstation to install the appropriate client side services. If there is a problem with name resolution for this client, there will be error 53 occurences in the clicfg.log on the logon server. After solving name resolution problem(s), move the .ccr file from the Logon.srv\Ccr.box\retry directory to the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory. Doing this forces the Client Configuration Manager service to try processing the .ccr file again.

Wait in Case of Pending .Ccr Files

If you have many new 32-bit Systems Management Server clients whose logon script was recently modified to install Systems Management Server, you may see a delay as the Client Configuration Manager must process all the .ccr files in the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory. Check this directory to see if there are many pending .ccr files waiting to be processed by the Client Configuration Manager service.

Wait for All the Files to Be Copied Before Restarting the Client

A fairly common mistake when installing the Systems Management Server Client services is clicking too soon on the "Restart the machine..." dialog box before the files are completely installed on the client. You may have restarted the computer as soon as you saw this dialog box, and not waited for the files to be completely copied, or for the percentage counter to go all the way up to 100 percent.

Use Windows NT 3.51 or Later

The Remote Control Agent service requires Windows NT version 3.51 or later. If the computer is running an earlier version of the Windows NT operating system, the Systems Management Server Client Setup will not install this component.

Other Troubleshooting Tips

  • Try moving the .ccr file from the Logon.srv\Ccr.box\Retry directory to the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory. Doing this forces the Client Configuration Manager service to try processing the .ccr file again. If you have many .ccr files in the Logon.srv\Ccr.box\Retry directory, try restarting the Client Configuration Manager service on the Systems Management Server site server, and it will try to process all the .ccr files in this directory.
  • Enable the SNMP registry key. If SNMP is installed after the Systems Management Server client services are installed, you may need to manually set the TranslatorEnabled value in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\SNMP_EVENTS\EventLog registry key. This value is created by SNMP Setup, and is set to Yes by the CliNT program the next time the user logs on or runs the Runsms.bat file. Ensure that this value is set to Yes so that the event to SNMP trap translation will occur.
  • Check the Clicfg.log file on the client's Systems Management Server logon server for any errors.


MORE INFORMATION

How Systems Management Server Client Services Are Installed

If any components need to be installed, upgraded or removed, Systems Management Server Client Setup creates a client configuration request file named <Sms_id>.ccr, where <Sms_id> is the Systems Management Server Unique ID for the computer requesting a configuration change. This file is located on the current Systems Management Server logon server, in the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory.

If the Systems Management Server logon server is a server running LAN Manager or LAN Server, the Maintenance Manager periodically collects the .ccr files from the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory of the Systems Management Server logon server, and moves them to the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory of the site server.

The Client Configuration Manager is available only on Systems Management Server logon servers and site servers running Windows NT Server. This means that the Maintenance Manager must move the .ccr files on servers running LAN Manager and LAN Server to the site server for processing.

At the Systems Management Server logon server (or the site server if you are using LAN Manager or LAN Server), the Client Configuration Manager has a CCR processing thread that waits for and processes .ccr files in the Logon.srv\Ccr.box directory.

The CCR processing thread reads the .ccr file, connects to the target client computer's registry, checks whether it has access rights to the computer and its registry (that is, whether the Systems Management Server service account has access). It reads the registry and performs the required change to install, configure, or remove the Systems Management Server client services. It modifies the appropriate values in the Client Services key to reflect the new configuration.

If the CCR processing thread completes the configuration requested by a .ccr file, it deletes the .ccr file. If it cannot complete the configuration requested by a .ccr file, it performs one of the following actions:

  • If a .ccr file for the same target computer already exists in the Logon.srv\Ccr.box\Retry directory, the thread updates the .ccr file in the Retry directory with the values for the .ccr file in the Ccr.box directory. After updating the .ccr file in the Retry directory, the thread deletes the .ccr file in the Ccr.box directory
  • If a .ccr file for the same target computer does not exist in the Retry directory, the thread moves the .ccr file to that directory.

If a configuration change performed by Client Configuration Manager requires the client computer to be restarted, the Client Monitor program running on the client displays a message stating that a restart is required to finish the configuration of the Systems Management Server client components. The user can choose to restart or not restart.


Additional query words: prodsms CCM sms

Keywords: kbenv kbnetwork kbsetup kbprb kbconfig kbfaq KB168518