Windows XP SP2 clients cannot use Background Intelligent Transfer Service to download files from SMS 2003

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After you upgrade your Microsoft Windows XP-based client computer to Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Advanced Client may not be able to download package files when it uses Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). Policy downloads for the SMS Advanced Client will continue to function.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Systems Management Server 2003. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
885643 How to obtain the latest Systems Management Server 2003 service pack

Hotfix information

To resolve this problem, install this hotfix on each site server whose distribution points have BITS enabled. After you install this hotfix, the updated files are replaced on the distribution points.

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.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   02-Dec-2003  18:43  2.50.2726.103     717,360  Sms2003-rtm-kb832860-x86-enu.exe  
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 2003 Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 832860 - Last Review: 01/10/2015 14:58:15 - Revision: 6.0

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