The System Center 2012 Package Definition File Wizard truncates the program command line to 63 characters

Applies to: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration ManagerMicrosoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You use the Create Package from Definition Wizard tool (also known as the Package Definition File (PDF) Wizard) in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to create a package from a package definition file.
  • The PDF Wizard contains a program command line that contains more than 63 characters.

In this scenario, you complete the PDF Wizard successfully. However, the program command line for the newly created package is truncated. For example, the end of the command line may be missing the .msi extension. This may cause the program to fail when you run it on a client.

Cause


This problem occurs because of a limitation in the PDF Wizard.

Workaround


To work around this limitation, manually change the program command line for the newly created package to the full, correct command line.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References


For more information about System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website: