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Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0, including versions through Service Pack 5 (SP5), does not offer an unattended procedure to restart or change the server connection account. You must manually run the SMS Setup program at each site server computer in your hierarchy. This requirement can cause high labor costs if you have many sites in your SMS environment.
Hotfix informationA 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.
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PrerequisitesYou must have SMS 2.0 Service Pack 5 to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe 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 tool in Control Panel.
The Setup.exe program now supports two additional command-line parameters:
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 14-Jul-2003 16:20 2.0.1493.5011 855,312 Preinst.exe 14-Jul-2003 16:20 2.0.1493.5143 3,118,240 Setup.exe
Setup.exe /resetsite /nouserinput /ServerAccount domain\account /ServerPassword passwordNote You must use the /nouserinput switch with the /resetsite switch. If you use the /resetsite switch by itself, the Setup.exe program will exit silently and will not reset the server connection account. To confirm that the account is reset, review the Setup.log file on the destination computer for any errors or warnings. The Setup.log file is located in the root folder of the destination computer.
For additional information about command-line parameters for Setup.exe, see Chapter 4 - Creating Your SMS Security Strategy
(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc723643.aspx)of the Systems Management Server 2.0 Administrator's Guide.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates