Microsoft KB Archive/247543

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Article ID: 247543

Article Last Modified on 10/25/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack 1

This article was previously published under Q247543


When multiple sites are configured to share the same logon points, a laptop computer that contains a PC Card network adapter and a docking station that contains a network adapter may be assigned incorrectly to every site regardless of site boundaries. The following entry may be logged by Cliex32, where x represents the index number of the network adapter that is currently not being used.

Noted a transitory problem with card at index x. Marking the card as CLIENT_ASSIGNED

In addition, on a client that is experiencing this issue, the Control Panel tool lists the client as being assigned to all the sites that share the logon point(s).


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Systems Management Server version 2.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

236325 How to Obtain the Latest Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack

A supported bundle of fixes that corrects this problem is now available from Microsoft, but has not been fully regression tested and should be applied only to systems experiencing this specific problem. If you are not severely affected by this specific problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Systems Management Server service pack that contains this fix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain this hotfix bundle.

For additional information about this hotfix bundle, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

253151 SMS: Systems Management Server 2.0 Dependency Package Contents

NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the above files may also contain additional files.


To work around this problem, use hardware profiles so that only one network adapter is loaded and initialized at any given time.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 2.0 This problem was first corrected in Systems Management Server version 2.0 Service Pack 2..


To install the hotfix, please refer to the instructions in Q253151 - Dependency Package Contents.

Additional query words: prodsms transitory assign client

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