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SMS: Systems Management Server Tracer Tool May Cause Watched Service to Stop Responding

Article ID: 246592

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q246592


When you use the Systems Management Server Tracer tool to view log files for a specific Systems Management Server service, the service you are viewing may stop responding if logging is enabled.


The Tracer tool may cause a sharing violation error message when the service you are viewing attempts to open the log to insert additional entries. The service then enters a retry loop waiting to gain access to the log file, which effectively disables the service.


To work around this behavior, use an alternative tool to view the log files.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 2.0.

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