Every even task sequence reports exit error code 183 if you advertise several task sequences to a Systems Management Server client in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create several task sequences in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
  • You advertise these task sequences to a Microsoft System Management Server client.
  • All advertisements are mandatory.
  • All advertisements are scheduled to run at the same time.
  • User notification is disabled in the properties of the advertised programs client agent.
In this scenario, every even task sequence reports exit error code 183. For example, if five task sequences run at the same time, the second task sequence and the fourth task sequence report the error. This problem does not occur when user notification is enabled.

When this problem occurs, information that resembles the following is logged in the EXECMGR.log file:
1600 (0x0640) 19.12.2007 13:31:34 Program exit code 183
1600 (0x0640) 19.12.2007 13:31:34 Script for Package:J1000014, Program: * failed with exit code 183
1600 (0x0640) 19.12.2007 13:31:34 Execution is complete for program *. The exit code is 183, the execution status is FailureNonRetry

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

No prerequisites are required.

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.
System Center Configuration Manager 2007, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Createtsmediaadm.dll4.0.5931.114878,00831-Dec-200718:05x86
Osdsetuphook.exe4.0.5931.1141,177,52831-Dec-200718:05x86
Pxe.msiNot Applicable5,246,97631-Dec-200718:05Not Applicable
Sccm2007ac-rtm-kb946519-x86.mspNot Applicable944,12831-Dec-200718:05Not Applicable
Tscore.dll4.0.5931.1141,104,31231-Dec-200718:05x86
Tsprogressui.exe4.0.5931.114591,28831-Dec-200718:05x86
System Center Configuration Manager 2007, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Createtsmediaadm.dll4.0.5931.1143,872,18431-Dec-200718:05x64
Osdsetuphook.exe4.0.5931.1143,180,98431-Dec-200718:05x64
Tscore.dll4.0.5931.1142,232,24831-Dec-200718:05x64
Tsprogressui.exe4.0.5931.1142,815,92831-Dec-200718:05x64

WORKAROUND

Workaround 1

Enable user notification in the properties of the advertised programs client agent. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Configuration Manager console.
  2. In the console tree, expand Site Management, expand the node that corresponds to the current site, expand Site Settings, and then click Client Agents.
  3. In the details pane, right-click Advertised Programs Client Agent, and then click Properties.
  4. On the Notification tab, click to select Provide a countdown, and then click OK.

Workaround 2

Use only one task sequence at a time.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

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: 946519 - Last Review: January 15, 2008 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
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