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Microsoft KB Archive/243189

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Article ID: 243189

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 Q243189


If you open Control Panel on a computer that is a Systems Management Server (SMS) 2.0 client, "%SMS_LOCAL_DIR%\MS\CORE\BIN" is added to your path. However, closing Control Panel does not remove the entry. Each time you open Control Panel, another instance of "%SMS_LOCAL_DIR%\MS\CORE\BIN" is added to the path.


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 problem, rename the SMS Control Panel (.cpl) files in the System32 folder.


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:

  1. Copy the Q243189.exe file from the disk on which you received it to a share on your network. This is an SMS 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. Run the executable file that you copied in step 1 and follow the directions in the wizard.

NOTE: The default Client Configuration Installation Manager (CCIM) polling interval is 23 hours. Therefore, it may take up to 23 hours for the files that are in this hotfix to be propagated to the clients. To speed up this process, you can stop and then restart the SMS Client Service on each client. You can also create a software distribution by using the Setevnt.exe or the Cliutils.exe Resource Kit tools. You must include the appropriate parameters to start a CCIM work cycle. For information about the proper syntax for these tools, see the Resource Kit documentation.

Additional query words: prodsms

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