FIX: Task sequence to install an operating system doesn't run when you use custom port settings in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1


When you use custom port settings in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1), the task sequence does not run. For example, when you configure the site to use port numbers other than port 80 or port 433 as the default ports, the deployment fails because the operating system image cannot be downloaded. Additionally, the following error is logged in the Smsts.log file:

"Error downloading file from http://siteserver.sccm.local:80/SMS_DP_SMSPKG$/CMnnnnnn/sccm?/install.wim to C:\_SMSTaskSequence\Packages\CMnnnnnn\install.wim ApplyOperatingSystem 1996 (0x07CC)



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 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, go to the following Microsoft website: 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 have Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart information

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

Note We recommend that you close Configuration Manager Administration Console before you apply this hotfix package.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix package includes hotfix 2841592.

Post installation information

After you apply this hotfix, you must re-create the installation media for the changes to take effect in a non-operating system deployment (OSD) scenario.


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