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A task sequence that contains many packages may take longer to run after you install System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 or hotfix 949225
Article ID: 955955 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario:
This problem occurs because of a behavior change introduced in hotfix 949225.
This change adds 90 second delay to make sure that all task sequences are executed on the System Center Configuration Manager client-side when many task sequences are assigned to a client at the same time. However, it causes a side effect that a task sequence takes longer to run if it contains many packages.
Service Pack InformationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, available from this Microsoft web site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3318741a-c038-4ab1-852a-e9c13f8a8140
For a list of issues resolved in this service pack, click on the following article number in the Microsoft Knowledgebase:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971348/ )List of hotfixes and updates that are contained in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2
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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.
PrerequisitesYou must have System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix package.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
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 item in Control Panel.
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Installation instructionsThis hotfix must be installed only on affected SMS Client computers.
To simplify the distribution of this hotfix, the hotfix installer automatically creates a package and a program that contain the SCCM2007AC-SP1-KB955955-X86.msp file. The SCCM2007AC-SP1-KB955955-X86-ENU.exe file creates only the package and the program. Before you can successfully install the hotfix package on SMS Advanced Clients, you must create an advertisement and target all SCCM 2007 SP1 Advanced Clients for distribution. To do this, follow these steps:
If you want to manually install the hotfix on an SMS client computer, you can install the SCCM2007AC-SP1-KB955955-X86.msp file from the command line on the SMS Client computer as follows:
msiexec.exe /P SCCM2007AC-SP1-KB955955-X86.msp /L*v %temp% \ SCCM2007AC-SP1-KB955955-X86.log /q REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=mousNote The %temp% placeholder is the location of the installation log file. The SCCM2007AC-SP1-KB955955-X86.log placeholder is the name of the installation log file.
Install KB955955 during a task sequenceFor operating system deployments, the KB955955 hotfix must be installed during a ConfigMgr 2007 OSD task sequence in the Setup Windows and ConfigMgr task. Otherwise, the problem will continue to occur while the task sequence is executed. Additionally, the Install Software task cannot be used to install the hotfix. Trying to do this will cause the ConfigMgr 2007 client service to stop, which will cause the task sequence to fail.
To install the KB955955 hotfix during a ConfigMgr 2007 OSD task sequence, use the PATCH= option that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
907423To install the KB955955 hotfix during a ConfigMgr 2007 OSD task sequence, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907423/ )How to include an update in the initial installation of Systems Management Server 2003 Advanced Client
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates