"IDispatch error #3603" when you distribute content to DPs in Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager

Symptoms


Content distribution to distribution points in System Center Configuration Manager fails, and the following error messages are logged in DistMgr.log on the parent site server:

Cause


This issue occurs if IIS configuration on the distribution point server is changed incorrectly, so that some required IIS components are missing, such as the IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility and IIS 6 WMI Compatibility components.

Resolution


To fix the issue, verify IIS configuration within Server Manager, on the server that hosts the distribution point, and make sure that all required IIS components are installed.

For more information about the prerequisites for distribution point, see Site and site system prerequisites for Configuration Manager.