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In Microsoft Systems Manager Server (SMS) 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2), you use the Distribute Software Updates Wizard to authorize updates for the Inventory Tool for HP ProLiant and Integrity Updates. However, the SMS client reports a failure to install the update, even though the update operation was actually successful.
Additionally, the following entry is logged in the PatchInstall.log file:
This problem occurs because the Distribute Software Updates Wizard inserts the wrong return code data for the update in the PatchAuthorize.xml file.
To resolve this problem, apply the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article:
915801 Error message when you use the Distribute Software Updates Wizard in SMS 2003 Service Pack 2: "Unknown error 0x80071017"
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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