Microsoft KB Archive/257280

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Article ID: 257280

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 Q257280


When you create a package with Systems Management Server (SMS) Installer with the option to reboot the client and you then send the advertisement to clients that are running Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98, the clients may run the package every time they log on to the network until the advertisement expires.

The client files show that a complete file is generated in the MS\Sms\Clicomp\Apa\Data\Complete folder for the package.


When a program reboots the computer, Advertisement Program Manager (APM) writes the schedule data file to the Complete folder and then relies on the Unschedule event to remove the schedule data file from the Jobs folder. On Windows 95/Windows 98 clients, APM is terminated before it can unschedule programs.


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 that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Systems Management Server version 2.0 Service Pack 2.

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