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Consider the following scenario. In Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, you advertise a task sequence that includes an "install software" step to install two packages. The Make this package available on protected distribution points when requested by clients inside the protected boundaries option is enabled on the packages. Additionally, the Download content locally when needed by running task sequence option is enabled in the advertisement. In this scenario, the task sequence does not run on the protected branch distribution points. Instead, the task sequence runs on the regular distribution points.
Additionally, you experience problems when you use a branch distribution point with an operating system deployment that is initiated by boot media or by a Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE) image. The content request will not return any branch distribution points.
This problem occurs because the task sequence incorrectly filters the protected branch 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.
There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Apply the hotfix package
The installation process prompts you to create a package and a program so that you can distribute the hotfix to your existing clients. Creating the default package and program is optional. If you accept this prompt, the package will be named "KB942700 - Advanced Client Hotfix - <SiteCode>" and the program will be named "KB942700 - Advanced Client Patch Install".
Apply this hotfix on the site servers, and then use SMS software distribution to update the existing SCCM clients. To distribute the updated Advanced Client, use one of the following methods:
Method 1 Use SCCM software distribution to update the existing Advanced Client.
Method 2 Use Client Push Installation to update the existing Advanced Client. To do this, follow these steps:
Open the SMS Administrator Console.
In SMS Administrator Console, expand Systems Management Server, expand the node that corresponds to the site database, and then expand Collections.
Under Collections, right-click the collection to which you want to apply the new advanced client, point to All Tasks, and then click Install Client.
Complete the steps in the Client Push Installation Wizard.
Note For the hotfix that is available to Operating System Deployment clients, follow these steps:
Update all boot images on all distribution points that are being used. This includes the SMSPXEIMAGES$ for PXE-initiated deployments.
For operating system deployments that are initiated by using boot media, re-create the boot media after the distribution points are updated. To do this, right-click the task sequences node under operating system deployment, and then select Create Task Sequence Media.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
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 Configuration Manager 2007, x86-based version
System Center Configuration Manager 2007, x64-based version
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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
SCCM DP BDP PDP Protected Distribution Point Protected site system BranchDP OSD