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When you double-click the Systems Management Server tool in Control Panel on a computer that is running Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 or Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0, you may receive one of the following error messages.
An error occurred while Windows was working with the Control Panel file SMSCFG.CPL
An exception occurred while trying to run "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccm\smscfgrc.cpl,Systems Management"
This problem may occur if the SMS client computer has more than 20 network adapters installed. This applies to physical adapters, virtual adapters, and dial-up adapters. For example, one type of server that may have more than 20 network adapters installed is the 3Com Edgeserver. This problem may also occur if the SMS client computer has a large number of IP addresses but only one network adapter or only a few network adapters.
Service pack informationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Systems Management Server version 2.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/288239/ )How to obtain the latest Systems Management Server 2.0 service pack
Hotfix information for SMS 2003 Advanced ClientA 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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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, contact 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=supportNote 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.
PrerequisitesThis hotfix requires SMS 2003 Service Pack 2
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack 2.
Note This problem is also corrected in the SMS Legacy Client in Systems Management Server 2003.
To install this hotfix, follow these steps:
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
Article ID: 240980 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 5.5