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Microsoft KB Archive/242489

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Article ID: 242489

Article Last Modified on 7/24/2007


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

This article was previously published under Q242489


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On the client, the program (the .exe file) may have a status of "Started" in Task Manager, even though it is no longer active.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 hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

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

   Date      Time     Version    Size     File name      Platform
   11/30/99  10:01PM  1380.1082  367,795  Apasetup.exe   i386
   12/02/99  12:29AM                  67  Compver.ini    i386
   11/23/99  06:23PM  1380.1082  209,264  Smsapm32.exe   i386
   11/30/99  09:59PM  1380.1082   75,120  Progrm32.dll   i386
   11/30/99  10:01PM  1380.1082  630,116  Apasetup.exe   Alpha
   12/02/99  12:29AM                 67   Compver.ini    Alpha
   11/23/99  06:24PM  1380.1082  279,824  Smsapm32.exe   Alpha
   11/30/99  10:00PM  1380.1082  122,640  Progrm32.dll   Alpha

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


This behavior does not occur if either the Run with administrative rights or Use Windows NT client software installation account option is not enabled.


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.

Using the Hotfix Installer

NOTE: This method works on i386 platforms only.

  1. Copy the hotfix folder structure to a share on your network. The Q242489.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 Q242489.exe and follow the directions in the wizard. You can run the program in Quiet mode by using the /s switch.

Manual Installation

  1. Stop the SMS_EXECUTIVE and SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER services on the site server.
  2. Copy the updated Apasetup.exe file to the Sms_root_folder\Inboxes\Clicomp.src\Smsapm32\Platform folder.
  3. Copy the updated Compver.ini file to the Sms_root_folder\Inboxes\Clicomp.src\Smsapm32 folder.
  4. Copy the Smsapm32.exe file to the Sms_root_folder\Bin\Platform folder.
  5. Start the SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER and SMS_EXECUTIVE services. When the Client Access Points (CAPs) and Logon Points have been updated, the clients can be updated.

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

253197 Run-Time Error When Advertising MFC-Based Package (ICP Version)

Additional query words: prodsms

Keywords: kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbadvertisement kbbug kbclient kbconfig kbfix kbpackage kbsms200fix kbsoftwaredist KB242489