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Article ID: 174961

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q174961

SYMPTOMS

After applying a Systems Management Server service pack or initiating a site-wide change to one or more of the Systems Management Server client services, the Windows NT client is not automatically updated. The update only occurs when the client has completed running the client setup program, Cli_nt.exe. This program is normally called when either Smsls.bat or Runsms.bat is run.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, ensure that users run the Systems Management Server script and log off their Windows NT systems after applying a Systems Management Server service pack or making a site-wide change to the client services.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 1.2. This problem was corrected in the latest Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 U.S. Service Pack. For information on obtaining the service pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):

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MORE INFORMATION

This can be a problem for users that rarely log off their Windows NT systems. This may result in a situation where an older version of the Systems Management Server Client Inventory service is creating invalid inventory (.raw) files. For more information on this problem, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

169038 SMS: Event ID 132 Occurs After Applying SMS 1.2 Service Pack 2


With the release of Systems Management Server 1.2 Service Pack 3, new functionality has been introduced. For users who are logged on and have Climonnt.exe running, Systems Management Server will check the CopyListVersion line in the Cl_nt.txt file when a .raw file is created. If a difference is detected between the local CopyListVersion store in the local Sms.ini file, a .ccr file will be created to have the services updated on the client computer running Windows NT.

For servers running the SMS_INVENTORY_AGENT_NT service, Systems Management Server will also generate a .ccr file to have the client services updated when a difference in the CopyListVersion value is detected.

When a value for CopyListVersion is detected, the service (CLIMONNT or INVWIN32) calls Cli_nt.exe. Then client setup actually creates the .ccr file. If the Client Configuration Manager service finds no need to update any of the client services, the client will not be prompted to restart.


Additional query words: prodsms clisetup

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbsetup KB174961