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When you use Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) version 1.2, the package source for your packages may disappear which can prevent you from distributing packages. If you retype the package source data, your computer system periodically removes it.
To work around this behavior, quit the SMS Executive service, and then rename the Appmgr.dll file to the Appmgr.old file. Then restart the SMS Executive service. While Application Manager is disabled, it cannot blank out the package source entry and you can investigate which address is causing the problem.
To locate the problem address, perform either of the following two methods:
Application Manager replicates the package properties data from parent to child.
A normal process for the packages created at the parent site involves Application Manager blanking the package source on a child site, and then replacing it with "Use Compressed Copy". The source is located on the parent, not the child. If an address is incorrectly configured, for example, the address to a child site lists the server name of the parent, Application Manager activates, causing it to blank the property on itself.