The software-metering processor on a primary Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) site server may return an invalid file size. This issue occurs when the site server handles the software-metering summarization data (.sum file) from a child site server.
The issue causes duplicate file entries in the SoftwareFile table. Additionally, one entry has an invalid file size (most likely 0). Inaccurate software-metering reports are generated because of this issue.
This issue occurs because the software metering-processor on the primary site server does not correctly handle the file size data from a child site server.
The following hotfix package resolves this issue for the primary site server role of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2.
To resolve this issue, install the following hotfix package on the primary System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server.
For more information about the steps to deploy a hotfix package to the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2477182 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Hotfix Installation Guidance
Note The following hotfix package can be installed on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 site server that is running an x86-based or x64-based version of an operating system:
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, 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.
To apply this hotfix, you must have System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.
If you close the Configuration Manager Administrator console before you install this hotfix, you do not have to restart the computer.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 file information notes
Note Other files may be updated because of dependencies. However, their binaries are not changed.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
958157 Inaccurate software metering reports may be generated from Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3-based primary site servers
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates