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Microsoft KB Archive/253197

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Article ID: 253197

Article Last Modified on 9/4/2007


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

This article was previously published under Q253197


When you distribute software to a Systems Management Server (SMS) client, the following error message may be displayed when the advertisement runs:

Runtime ERROR!
Program \\server\smspkgd$\opl00003\mfctest.exe
abnormal program termination

You may also see the following entry in the Smsapm32.log file:

SCHED DATA : Attempting to execute
\\SMSD4L8PDCUS\SMSPKGC$\RS100006\mfctest.exe' (SERVICE context)
SCHED DATA : Command line "\\SMSD4L8PDCUS\SMSPKGC$\RS100006\mfctest.exe" CWD "\\SMSD4L8PDCUS\SMSPKGC$\RS100006\"

SCHED DATA : Return code = 0x3; The system cannot find the path specified.~~;
Program '\\SMSD4L8PDCUS\SMSPKGC$\RS100006\mfctest.exe' terminated with exit code = 3.

On the client, the program (the .exe file) may have a status of "Started" in Task Manager, even though it is no longer active.


This behavior can occur if the Setup file that is used by the advertised program uses the Msvcrt.dll run-time library file from Microsoft Visual C++, and if one of the following options is enabled on the Environment tab in the program properties:

  • Run with administrative rights
  • Use Windows NT client software installation account


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 International Client Pack 5 (ICP5) version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date      Time    Version           Size    File name    Platform
   11/16/99  11:03pm 2.00.1380.1077    233,312 Abnwcli.dll  I386
   02/14/00  05:19pm                   367,800 Apasetup.exe I386
   10/21/99  01:56pm 2.00.1380.1060    259,936 Bindclin.dll I386
   11/10/99  10:42pm 2.00.1380.1072    160,080 Ccim32.dll   I386
   04/03/00  05:48pm                 1,328,039 Ccmcore.exe  I386
   04/03/00  05:47pm                 8,555,969 Clicore.exe  I386
   11/03/99  09:01pm 2.00.1380.1063     76,656 Clisvcl.exe  I386
   10/01/99  02:22pm 2.00.1380.1051    157,536 Falclin.dll  I386
   10/27/99  06:33pm 2.00.1380.1063    335,712 Mslmclin.dll I386
   11/11/99  05:01am 2.00.1380.1060    269,664 Ndsclin.dll  I386
   11/30/99  04:59pm 2.00.1380.1082     75,120 Progrm32.dll I386
   11/23/99  01:23pm 2.00.1380.1081    209,264 Smsapm32.exe I386
   02/11/00  09:44pm 2.00.1380.1802         67 Compver.ini  I386

   11/16/99  10:39pm 2.00.1380.1077    410,896 Abnwcli.dll  Alpha
   02/14/00  03:25pm                   630,099 Apasetup.exe Alpha
   11/10/99  10:42pm 2.00.1380.1072    255,760 Ccim32.dll   Alpha
   04/03/00  03:51pm                 1,935,579 Ccmcore.exe  Alpha
   04/03/00  03:50pm                11,616,822 Clicore.exe  Alpha
   11/03/99  09:00pm 2.00.1380.1063    110,352 Clisvcl.exe  Alpha
   10/01/99  02:22pm 2.00.1380.1051    285,968 Falclin.dll  Alpha
   10/27/99  06:33pm 2.00.1380.1063    575,760 Mslmclin.dll Alpha
   11/30/99  05:00pm 2.00.1380.1082    122,640 Progrm32.dll Alpha
   11/23/99  01:24pm 2.00.1380.1081    279,824 Smsapm32.exe Alpha
   02/11/00  09:44pm 2.00.1380.1802         67 Compver.ini  Alpha

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


To work around this behavior, do not enable the Run with administrative rights or Use Windows NT client software installation account option.


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


To install the hotfix, use either of the following methods.

Method 1: Using the Hotfix Installer

NOTE: This method only works on I386-based computers.

  1. Copy the hotfix folder structure to a share on your network. The Q253197.exe file is a Microsoft Windows Installer file that updates specific files on your site server.
  2. Log on to your site server using an account with administrative privileges.
  3. On the site server, close the SMS Administrator console.
  4. Start Q253197.exe and follow the directions in the wizard. You can run the program in Quiet mode by using the /s switch.

Method 2: Manual Installation

NOTE: You can use this method for both I386-based and Alpha-based site servers.

  1. Copy the hotfix folder structure to a local subfolder on your site server or to a share on your network.
  2. Close the SMS Administrator console and stop all SMS services.
  3. Copy the following files from the hotfix I386 folder into the Sms_root_folder\Sms\Bin\I386 folder:


  4. If Alpha-based support is enabled on the primary site, copy the following files from the hotfix Alpha folder into the Sms_root_folder\Sms\Bin\Alpha folder:


  5. Copy the following files from the appropriate platform subfolder into the Sms_root_folder\Sms\Inboxes\Clicomp.src\Base\platform folder:


  6. Copy the Apasetup.exe file from the appropriate platform subfolder into the Sms_root_folder\Sms\Inboxes\Clicomp.src\Smsapm32\platform folder.
  7. Copy the updated Compver.ini file to the Sms_root_folder\Inboxes\Clicomp.src\Smsapm32 folder.
  8. Copy the updated Compver.ini file to the Sms_root_folder\Inboxes\Clicomp.src\Base folder.

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

242489 Run-Time Error When Advertising MFC-Based Package (English Version)

Additional query words: prodsms apm mfc runtime

Keywords: kbbug kberrmsg kbfix kbqfe KB253197