During the startup process, Distribution Manager sets the signature and content path URLs for each package on each distribution point. Distribution Manager takes a long time to finish this activity. And because Distribution Manager does not handle package distribution before this activity is finished, you experience a long delay.
Service Pack Information
To 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:
List of hotfixes and updates that are contained in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2
Apply the hotfix
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.
To apply this hotfix, you must have System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 installed.
You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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.
|File name||File version||File size||Date||Time||Platform|
The file attribute information applies to both International Client Pack 1 ( ICP1) and International Client Pack 2 (ICP)2.Important
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue, apply hotfix 956194 on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site servers.
Disable DP property-checking
After you apply this hotfix to a site, you can resolve the issue by disabling DP property-checking during the Distribution Manager startup process.
To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me
" section. If you'd rather fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself
Fix it for me
To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem
link. Then, click Run
in the File Download
dialog box and follow the steps in this wizard. Note
This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.Note
If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?
Let me fix it myself
To disable DP property-checking by changing the registry, follow these steps:
- Locate the following registry key:
- Create the following new value:
Name: DoNotVerifyDPPropertiesOnStartUpNote This disables the verification that Distribution Manager runs on DP properties at startup.
If the DoNotVerifyDPPropertiesOnStartUp item does not exist, or if its value is set to 0, Distribution Manager will verify DP properties during the startup process. If the value of the DoNotVerifyDPPropertiesOnStartUp item is set to 1, this verification behavior is disabled.
Did this fix the problem?
Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.