Distribution of a boot image to a PXE enabled Distribution Point fails in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager


Summary


Copying a boot image to a PXE enabled Distribution Point in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager fails if a NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS file is placed on the same partition on which the Content Library is located.

The error message below is generated in the distmgr.log:

STATMSG: ID=2375 SEV=I LEV=M SOURCE="SMS Server" COMP="SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER" SYS=COMPUTERNAME.COM SITE=SS1 PID=2244 TID=3472 GMTDATE=Mo Aug 06 22:12:55.329 2012 ISTR0="["Display=\\computername.COM\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=SS1"]\\ computername.COM \" ISTR1="" ISTR2="" ISTR3="" ISTR4="" ISTR5="" ISTR6="" ISTR7="" ISTR8="" ISTR9="" NUMATTRS=1 AID0=404 AVAL0="["Display=\\COMPUTERNAME.COM\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=SS1"]\\ computername.COM \"            SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER           07.08.2012 00:12:55  3472 (0x0D90)
User (NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) running application(SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER) from machine (COMPUTERNAME.COM) is submitting SDK changes from site(SS1)            SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER           07.08.2012 00:12:55  3472 (0x0D90)
RDC: Successfully created package signature file from \\?\C:\SMSPKGSIG\CAS0000F.2 to \\COMPUTERNAME.COM\SMSSIG$\CAS0000F.2.tar SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER            07.08.2012 00:12:55  3472 (0x0D90)
Setting permissions on file MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=SS1"]\\COMPUTERNAME.COM\SMSSIG$\CAS0000F.2.tar.            SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER           07.08.2012 00:12:55  3472 (0x0D90)
ExpandPXEImage: CAS0000F, 16778240        SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER            07.08.2012 00:12:55  3472 (0x0D90)
CContentDefinition::GetFileProperties failed; 0x80070003            SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER           07.08.2012 00:12:55  3472 (0x0D90)
CContentDefinition::TotalFileSizes failed; 0x80070003            SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER           07.08.2012 00:12:55  3472 (0x0D90)
ExpandPXEImage failed; 0x80070003 SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER           07.08.2012 00:12:55         3472 (0x0D90)
Error occurred. Performing error cleanup prior to returning.            SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER           07.08.2012 00:12:55  3472 (0x0D90)

More Information


This behavior is expected if a NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS file is placed on the drive after using it to host the Content Library.

To resolve the issue, remove the NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS file from the partition used to host the Content Library.