Error message when you use the SetActionAccount.exe utility to update the action account password or to change to a new action account in a MOM 2005 Service Pack 1 environment: "Unable to set credentials. Verify the Management Group name is corr...
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Consider the following scenario. You are working in a Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) environment. Then, you use the SetActionAccount.exe utility on MOM agents to update the action account password or to change to a new action account. In this scenario, you receive the following error message:
Unable to set credentials. Verify the Management Group name is correct.
This problem occurs because the SetActionAccount.exe utility does not work correctly on MOM 2005 SP1 agents.
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 the problem described in this article. 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.
You must apply this hotfix to each computer that hosts MOM 2005 SP1 Management Server or a MOM 2005 SP1 agent.
You do not have to restart the 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.
Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, x86 version
Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, x64 version
To apply this hotfix, follow these steps:
Copy the Mom2005-sp1-kb961046-x86-ia64-enu.msi file to a local folder or to an available network shared folder.
Run the Mom2005-sp1-kb961046-x86-ia64-enu.msi file locally on each applicable computer that meets the predefined criteria.
Note You can run the Mom2005-sp1-kb961046-x86-ia64-enu.msi file from Windows Explorer or at a command prompt. The MOM service restarts after the hotfix is applied.
To apply a hotfix for the MOM agent component, follow these steps:
Use the MOM Administrator Console to apply the hotfix to MOM agents that have the Control Level setting set to None. Agents that can be automatically updated are listed in the following folder in the MOM Administrator Console:
Manually apply the hotfix to each MOM agent that has the Control Level setting set to None. These agents are listed in the following folder in the MOM Administrator console:
After you apply the hotfix to the MOM server, and you manually install agents that have the Control Level setting set to Full, you can manually update these manually installed agents. Or, you can have the MOM server perform the update. To have the MOM server perform the update, follow these steps:
Make sure that the manual installation is displayed as Approved in the Administrator Console Pending Actions folder.
In the Agent-managed Computers folder, right-click the agent, and then run the Update Agent Settings task. The agent should be updated shortly.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The SetActionAccount.exe utility is available within the MOM agent installation folder. This folder is typically the following folder:
Program Files\Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
This utility provides a method of changing the MOM action account. For more information about the utility, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: