Only one of the multiple distribution points is added to a package in a multi-tier SMS 2003 hierarchy

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have configured a multi-tier hierarchy of Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 by using the fan-out feature.
  • You define packages at the central site for software distribution.
  • You add multiple distribution points to a package on a site that is two or more tiers away from the central site.
In this scenario, only one distribution point at the lower tier is added to the package. Therefore, only that distribution point receives the package.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because Distribution Manager incorrectly processes certain SRV files. These SRV files contain the instruction to add the packages to the distribution point in the intermediate sites between the central site and the site on which the package was modified.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have SMS 2003 Service Pack 3 installed on the computer. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Basesvr.dll2.50.4253.31111,769,47231-Jul-200718:50x86
Baseutil.dll2.50.4253.3102614,40031-Jul-200716:05x86
Distmgr.dll2.50.4253.3114421,88831-Jul-200718:05x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

This problem is also fixed in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1.

For more information about the fan-out feature, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc181416.aspx

REFERENCES

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 907311 - Last Review: February 21, 2008 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003
Keywords: 
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