You cannot distribute large packages in a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site that uses slow network links

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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a Branch Distribution Point (BDP) in a Microsoft System Center 2007 Configuration Manager site that uses slow network links.
  • You try to distribute a large package (for example, a 5.7 gigabyte package) or several packages.
In this scenario, the package replication job is automatically canceled on the BDP after seven days. Additionally, the job remains in the System Center Configuration Manager Package replication queue. When this occurs, you do not receive a notification that the replication job is not running.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, install the following hotfix rollup package on the affected System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) primary site server. The installation wizard for the package creates another package for clients. To deploy the package to all clients after you run the package on the primary site server, you have to create an advertisement.

Note The hotfix package can be installed on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server that is running an x86-based or x64-based version of Windows.

For more information about hotfix installation, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2477182 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 hotfix installation guidance

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next update that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

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.

Note You must install the update on the following roles:
  • Primary Site
  • Client

    Note You must install the update on the site server and then install the generated package on the clients.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 installed.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you must make the following changes in the registry.

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
  1. Open Registry Editor. To do this, click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CCM\BDPAgent
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32 bit) Value.
  4. Type PackageTimeout, and then press Enter.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type the customized package download time-out value, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
Note If the set value is not within the range of 7 days (7*24*60*60) to 90 days (90*24*60*60), Windows uses a default of 7 days (7*24*60*60).

For example, to set the download time-out value to 18 days, the value should be set to 1555200 (18*24*60*60).

Restart the CCMEXEC service after you apply the registry settings.

Restart requirement

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

Note You have to close Configuration Manager administration console before you install this hotfix package.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 file information notes
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Pdpagent.dll4.0.6487.2203400,23201-Feb-201017:30x86
Sccm2007ac-sp2-kb2679776-x86-enu.mspNot Applicable437,24801-Feb-201017:30Not Applicable
Note The article ID in SCCM2007AC-SP2-KB2528650-x86-ENU.msp does not match the ID of this article. This is an artifact of the hotfix build process.

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

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2444668 Hotfix rollup for Asset Intelligence compatibility issues in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 with other Microsoft volume license products: November 2010

Properties

Article ID: 2679776 - Last Review: September 6, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2
Keywords: 
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