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Microsoft KB Archive/169476

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SMS: Using RSERVICE Returns Error 203

Article ID: 169476

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q169476


When using RSERVICE to install the Package Command Manager (PCM) service for client computers running Windows NT, you may receive the following error:

[Error 203. The system could not find the environment option that was entered.]


The service is installed correctly; however, when the /deinstall option is used, the service is not removed. Therefore, you can remove pcmsvc by using instsrv or instsvc from the Windows NT Resource Kit.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 1.2. This problem was corrected in the latest Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 U.S. Service Pack. For information on obtaining the service pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

   S E R V P A C K

Additional query words: prodsms sp2 service pack sp

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbnetwork kbsmsutil KB169476