Microsoft KB Archive/243179
Article ID: 243179
Article Last Modified on 10/25/2006
- Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack 1
This article was previously published under Q243179
The software inventory processor does not delete zero-byte software inventory (.sic, .sid) files. The Sinvproc.log file displays an error message similar to the following example:
As a result, zero-byte files may build up in the software inventory processor's inbox causing the Microsoft Windows NT master file table (MFT) to become very large.
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
To work around this behavior, manually delete the zero-byte files.
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..
To install the hotfix, use the appropriate method.
Method 1: Using the Hotfix Installer
NOTE: This method is only for I386-based computers.
- Copy the hotfix folder structure to a share on your network. Q243179.exe is a Microsoft Windows Installer file that updates specific files on your site server.
- Log on to your site server using an account with administrative privileges.
- On the site server, close the Systems Management Server Administrator console.
- Run Q243179.exe and follow the directions in the wizard. You can run the file in Quiet mode using the /s switch.
Method 2: Manual Installation
- Stop the Systems Management Server Site Component Manager and Systems Management Server Executive services.
- Replace the Sinvproc.dll file in the
platformfolder with the version obtained from the hotfix.
- Restart the Systems Management Server Site Component Manager and Systems Management Server Executive services.
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