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Smscfg.cpl may not be loaded with more than 20 network adapters

This article was previously published under Q240980
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When you double-click the Systems Management Server tool in Control Panel on a computer that is running Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 or Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0, you may receive one of the following error messages.

Message 1
An error occurred while Windows was working with the Control Panel file SMSCFG.CPL
Message 2
An exception occurred while trying to run "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\ccm\smscfgrc.cpl,Systems Management"
This problem may occur if the SMS client computer has more than 20 network adapters installed. This applies to physical adapters, virtual adapters, and dial-up adapters. For example, one type of server that may have more than 20 network adapters installed is the 3Com Edgeserver.This problem may also occur if the SMS client computer has a large number of IP addresses but only one network adapter or only a few network adapters.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Systems Management Server version 2.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
288239 How to obtain the latest Systems Management Server 2.0 service pack

Hotfix information for SMS 2003 Advanced Client

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. 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, 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.


This hotfix requires SMS 2003 Service Pack 2

Restart requirement

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

File information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Sms2003ac-sp2-kb240980-x86.mspNot Applicable261,12001-Mar-200609:10Not Applicable
Smscfgrc.cpl2.50.4160.210355,29601-Mar-200609:10Not Applicable
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack 2.
NoteThis problem is also corrected in the SMS Legacy Client in Systems Management Server 2003.

To install this hotfix, follow these steps:
  2. Copy the updated Compver.ini file to the Inboxes\Clicomp.src\Base folder.
  3. Copy the hotfixed Clicore.exe file to the Inboxes\Clicomp.src\Base\Platform folder.
  4. Copy the updated Mslmclin.dll, Ndsclin.dll, and Bindclin.dll files to the SMS\Bin\Platform folder.

    Note For Alpha-based computers, only one file, Mslmclin.dll, is included with this hotfix. This is normal.
The default Client Configuration Installation Manager (CCIM) pollinginterval is 23 hours. Therefore, it may take up to 23 hours for the hotfixed files to be propagated to the clients. To speed up this process, you can stop and restart the SMS Client Service on each client. You can also create a software distribution for one of the Resource Kit tools (Setevnt.exe or Cliutils.exe), along with the appropriate parameter(s) to start a CCIM work cycle. For information about the proper syntax to use with these tools, see the Resource Kit documentation.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 240980 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 00:28:28 - Revision: 5.5

Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003, Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition

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