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When you remove a Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 Management Point hotfix from an SMS 2003 site server, the hotfix files may not be replaced with earlier versions of the same files. When this problem occurs, the SMS 2003 management point computer cannot be rolled back to a previous state.
This problem occurs when the previous file versions are older than the SMS 2003 management point hotfix files, and the previous files cannot overwrite the newer hotfix files. In this case, the previous files are only reinstalled when the destination file is older or missing.
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
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 ------------------------------------------------------- 25-Dec-2003 13:05 2.50.2726.149 77,824 Dmpsetup.exe 25-Dec-2003 13:05 2.50.2726.149 77,824 Mpsetup.exe
Note This hotfix is a prerequisite that must be installed before you remove any management point hotfixes. This hotfix enables the previous files to overwrite the more recent hotfix files when you remove an SMS 2003 management point hotfix. If an SMS 2003 management point hotfix is removed before you install this hotfix, the SMS 2003 management point must be removed and then reinstalled.
To install this hotfix, follow these steps:
Create a shared folder in a location that is available to your SMS site servers.
Copy the SMS2003-RTM-KB885438-X86-ENU.exe hotfix file to the new shared folder.
On each SMS 2003 primary and secondary site server in your environment, log on by using an account that has administrative credentials. Close the SMS Administrator window if it is open.
On each primary and secondary site server, connect to the shared folder that contains the hotfix, double-click the SMS2003-RTM-KB885438-X86-ENU.exe file, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.
Note For additional information about available command-line switches for this package, see the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841
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 2.
For additional information, 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