The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Offer Status Summarizer does not process advertisement status summary data
Note If you upgrade from Microsoft System Management Server (SMS) 2003 to SCCM 2007, the offersum.box folder is located in the \SMS\Inboxes folder.
Additionally, the Offersum.log file contains errors that resemble the following:
When you install an SCCM site server after December 1, 2007, the SCCM site server cannot process any status messages. This behavior occurs because the offersum.box folder is not created successfully. This blocks the status message system. Additionally, the Statmgr.log file contains entries that resemble the following:
Service Pack InformationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, available from this Microsoft web site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3318741a-c038-4ab1-852a-e9c13f8a8140
For a list of issues resolved in this service pack, click on the following article number in the Microsoft Knowledgebase:
Hotfix InformationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Sccm2007-rtm-kb945898-x86.exe package now.
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Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next System Center Configuration Manager 2007 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
PrerequisitesSystem Center Configuration Manager 2007 must be installed before you apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
File informationThe 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.
When the status summarizer component reads a status message, the status summarizer component compares the time stamp in the message to the start time of a given summary interval. When the message that is being processed falls outside the given range, the log entry is generated in the Offersum.log file.For example, a status message that is generated on December 3 and that is processed on December 5 will not appear in the Since 12:00:00AM summary.Therefore, the December 3 log entry can be ignored.
Fourteen different status summary intervals are defined. The status summary intervals resemble the Display Intervals information that is available when you view status message summaries in the SMS Administrator Console. For example, the status summary intervals resemble Since 12:00:00 AM or Since Sunday.
Article ID: 945898 - Last Review: 12/08/2007 22:06:04 - Revision: 1.1
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