The "Date modified" attribute for each file is changed after you deploy the files to a client computer by advertising a task sequence from a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server

Applies to: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2


Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a software distribution package on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) site server. The package includes several files.
  • You advertise a task sequence that deploys the package to a client computer.
  • You click the Download content locally when needed by running task sequence option on the Distribution Points tab of the advertisement properties.
In this scenario, the Date modified attribute for each file of the package is changed to the current time on the client computer after the package is downloaded. However, the files of the package were not modified on the distribution point.


Hotfix information

A 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.

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, submit a request to 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: 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.


To apply this hotfix, you must be running System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

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

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 SP2 file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mcs.msiNot applicable7,270,91201-Feb-201013:15Not applicable
Pxe.msiNot applicable5,828,60801-Feb-201013:15Not applicable
Sccm2007ac-sp2-kb2276865-x86.mspNot applicable701,95201-Feb-201013:15Not applicable


To work around this issue, click the Download all contents locally before starting the task sequence option before you advertise a task sequence to a client computer.


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 how to advise task sequences, visit the following Microsoft website: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