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Microsoft KB Archive/238250

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Article ID: 238250

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


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

This article was previously published under Q238250


Systems Management Server (SMS) clients that have the Novell intraNetWare client installed may make excessive calls to NetWare server(s) defined in the client's PATH statement. This may cause the NetWare server(s) to become unresponsive because of excessive traffic from the SMS clients. The clients use the SMSCliSvcAcct& account when connecting to these servers.


To work around this behavior, use any of the following methods:

  • Remove mapped NetWare drives from the Windows NT PATH statement.
  • Enable the Guest account on the NetWare servers.


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


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..


The SMSCliSvcAcct& account is a local administrative account on Windows NT-based SMS clients that is used by the Client service.

This issue has been confirmed only to affect Windows NT 4.0 and Systems Management Server 2.0 with Service Pack 1 installed.

Additional query words: prodsms

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