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The Remote Control notification feature in SMS 2003 automatically changes from “When session begins and ends” to “Repeated during session”
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You are using the Remote Control notification feature to provide audio notification in the Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Advanced Client. You enable Play a Sound notification and then try to select the When session begins and ends option. After you do this, the When session begins and ends option automatically changes to Repeated during session. The Play a Sound notification remains selected.
This problem occurs because of an issue with machine policy XML data. In the CCM_RemoteToolsConfig class, the AudibleSignal parameter is defined as boolean. A boolean parameter can accept only a value of 0 or 1. In the registry, audible notification is defined by a value in the following registry subkey:
Possible values are as follows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\Client\Client Components\Remote Control\Audible Signal
0 = Off.The registry subkey is updated to 1 when a machine policy is used.
1 = On with sound repeated during the session.
2 = On with sound when the session starts and ends.
This problem is scheduled to be fixed in SMS 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
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