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SMS: Duplicates in Inventory After Site Inventory Synchronization

Article ID: 250063

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q250063


When a site is attached to another site, the inventory is replicated to the parent site in a process called inventory synchronization. You can also initiate this process by using the preinst /syncparent command as outlined in the Microsoft Systems Management Server Resource Guide.

In some cases, this process can introduce duplicate records into the inventory groups within the site database. This can cause unpredictable results when you attempt to build reports or use the Administrator console to view computer data.


This behavior occurs when data is partially inserted before the error condition. The problem causes the SMS_INVENTORY_DATALOADER thread to continue as if the site synchronization for the group had never taken place. When this occurs, the next rows added for the group can have the same data key value as the partially synchronized data.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 1.2.

Additional query words: prodsms

Keywords: kbbug kbdatabase kbdataloader kbinventory kbnofix kbserver kbsmsutil KB250063