You cannot approve pending actions for servers in the "Agent License Limit Exceeded" state even after you add more server licenses in System Center Essentials 2007

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When the licensed server count is exceeded in Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007, other servers that are discovered are automatically changed to the Agent License Limit Exceeded state. However, even after you use the Essentials Licensing Wizard to add more server licenses, you cannot approve the existing pending actions for the servers that previously exceeded the license count.
After you apply this hotfix, you must reject the pending actions for the servers that were discovered after the license count was exceeded. Then, use the Computer and Device Discovery Wizard to rediscover these servers.

Hotfix information

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.

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, submit a request to 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.

Installation instructions

To apply this hotfix, run the SCE2007-RTM-KB938509-X86-X64-ENU.msi file that is included in the hotfix package. You must run this file on each computer that hosts the System Center Essentials 2007 Management Server role.


The System Center Essentials 2007 Management Server role must be installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. The services that are related to System Center Essentials 2007 will restart automatically during the installation process.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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 item in Control Panel.
System Center Essentials 2007, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform kilobytes24-Jan-200814:26x86
System Center Essentials 2007, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform kilobytes24-Jan-200814:26x64
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
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824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 938509 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 08:48:38 - Revision: 2.0

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