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Microsoft KB Archive/250381

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Article ID: 250381

Article Last Modified on 10/25/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q250381


When you create a new package share (SMS_PKGx) for a "Run Command on Workstation" package in the year 2000, the share comment is created with a date format of XX/XX/100.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Systems Management Server service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date      Time     Size     File name    Platform
   01/26/00  8:13pm   254,912  Smsinst.dl_  Intel
   01/26/00  8:15pm   481,552  Smsinst.dl_  Alpha

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


This is a cosmetic issue only. There are no known problems caused by this issue. To work around this problem, modify the share comment and change the date format (XX/XX/00).


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 1.2.


To install the hotfix, follow these steps on the Systems Management Server site server:

  1. Stop all SMS services.
  2. Quit all Systems Management Server programs (including the SMS Administrator program, SMS Database Manager, and so on).
  3. Replace the Smsinst.dll file in the SMS_root\Site.srv\Platform.bin folder with the hotfix version. Rename Smsinst.dl_ to Smsinst.dll.
  4. Restart the SMS services.

Additional query words: prodsms y2k sms_pkg share comment

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