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SMS: Windows 95 Clients Are Put in the Wrong Systems Management Server Site with the Smsls.ini File

Article ID: 171765

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171765


If a Windows 95 client computer has been upgraded from Windows for Workgroups 3.11, it may be put into the wrong Systems Management Server site if you are using the Smsls.ini file.


When the computer running Windows 95 is upgraded, the [Network] section of the System.ini file is not removed. If the computer name or workgroup is changed in Windows 95, the registry is updated, but the [Network] section of the System.ini file is not. When the Smsls.ini file is used, the SETLS program reads the [Network] section of the System.ini file, not the registry. This may result in the client reporting its inventory to the wrong Systems Management Server site.


To work around this problem, remove the [Network] section of the System.ini file from the computers running Windows 95. Doing this allows the SETLS program to obtain the correct information.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 1.2. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: prodsms machine

Keywords: kbbug kbenv kbinventory KB171765