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When you view the Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Ddm.log file, you notice that many error messages that are similar to the following are logged:Note The Ddm.log file is located in the SMS\Logs folder.
The problem occurs if all the following conditions are true:
Software Inventory Processor sets 16 characters as the maximum length of a valid NetBIOS name. Therefore, the DDR is rejected by Discovery Data Manager (DDM). If no other discovery data arrives, such as a DDR by way of DDM, the Software Inventory Processor continues to loop. This regenerates new DDRs that are rejected and moved to the BAD_DDRS folder.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The problem self-corrects when a heartbeat DDR or hardware inventory arrives for that client.
Note Inventory processing for the client is blocked if a full inventory is pushed aside.