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The SMS_Executive service process for Systems Management Server 2003 stops repeatedly Article ID:942212 Last Review:November 29, 2007 Revision:1.0 SYMPTOMS The SMS_Executive service (Smsexec.exe) process for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 stops repeatedly. Additionally, a Crash.log file is generated in the following folder: %SystemDrive%\SMS\Logs The Crash.log file contains a message...

I used to hate the second Tuesday of every month. I honestly liked it better when patches were released as they were ready. What happens with the scheduled updates is that everyone knows that it is coming and that means that everyone expects their SMS Engineers to have the patches deployed that night, no matter how late, no matter how many people, no matter what! And on Wednesday morning, usually around...

Error message in the WUSSyncXML.log file when the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates tries to synchronize and to download software updates: "Error retrieving object PackageID" View products that this article applies to. Article ID:936906 Last Review:May 14, 2007 Revision:1.0 On This Page SYMPTOMS CAUSE RESOLUTION Method 1 Method 2 SYMPTOMS The Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU...

Update : Garth has reported this same problem with browser objects on his blog . "Take a look at your browse objects, do they have the same language setting as your PC? If not there have been reports of the PC hit 100% CPU if the language of a browser object is not the same as the local PC." Just when you thought it was okay to use SMS during the day again a new CPU taxing problem pops up...

Late last year a flood of calls came into Microsoft Premier Support Services (PSS) regarding the SMS patch scan causing computers to lock up or freeze for a long period of time while the patches were installed. This problem got immediate attention by the product teams and a new version of ITMU was released to help resolve the issues being reported. The issues actually lie in the WUA agent that is installed...

Yesterday Kevin C. asked a question on the SMS email list that I get several times a year. "I have a group of servers that a vendor has banned the SMS client from being installed on. We are auto-pushing the client to all servers that are discovered. I do not have the ability to change the OU the servers are in to prevent AD discovery. " There were several responses and if you have thought about doing...

Four new KB articles for SMS 2003. 1) 3/15/2007 933553 You cannot deploy an operating system image to a computer that has a hidden partition when you use Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 2) 3/15/2007 933461 Error message after you enable the "Systems Management Server Advanced Client Updates" option in the Sms_def.mof file: "Unknown error encountered processing an instance of class Win32Reg_AdvCliUpdates...

Posted today on the Microsoft Supportability blog are three KB articles regarding patching SMS and db size when running System Center Reporting Manager. Source . Recent Common SMS Support Issues We’d like to bring you attention to three recently released Knowledge Base articles which address some common issues SMS support has seen as of late. The first involves the Patchinstall.exe program and...

The first one is related to failures when sending to a child site, and the second is in regards to the SMS performance counter and is really more informational than anything. Error message in the Sched.log file in SMS 2003 with Service Pack 2: "WARNING: Found duplicate Send Request ID already exists" Article ID : 927723 Last Review : January 9, 2007 Revision : 2.0 SYMPTOMS You experience the following...

Source You experience a performance problem in Replication Manager of Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 View products that this article applies to. Article ID : 926617 Last Review : January 4, 2007 Revision : 1.0 SYMPTOMS You experience a performance problem in Replication Manager of Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003. Note You find that the size of the .trs files on the SMS 2003 central...

Very nice info in this KB – Great job guys! http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3bEN-US%3b925282 How to troubleshoot Advanced Client Push Installation issues in Systems Management Server 2003 View products that this article applies to. function loadTOCNode(){} Article ID : 925282 Last Review : December 6, 2006 Revision : 1.0 On This Page SUMMARY INTRODUCTION MORE INFORMATION Pre...

This came up on my RSS feed for KB Alertz, but then it says it was pulled by Microsoft? So I thought well, I’ll repost by Visio diagram of the process which includes troubleshooting. This is just a jpeg, if you would like a copy of the Visio digram send me an email and I will send it out to you. Anthony Clendenen '> Listen to this article

If you have noticed that your SMS database increases in size after you install SMS 2003 SP2 then this KB article might be for you. If your SMS client cannot discover the site code when the SLP is running on 2003 SP1, then this might be your solution. And if all your missing patches are not getting installed, this may resolve your issues, well your SMS issues. Regards – Anthony Clendenen

Original source: KB Article for ITMU and CPU issue has been made public Systems Management Server 2003 client computers experience slow performance when you run the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) http://support.microsoft.com/?id=924148 SYMPTOMS Consider the following scenario. You run the Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) on an SMS...