When you create a Data Discovery Record (DDR) for an object in a directory in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, the OU property of the DDR is rejected by the Discovery Data Manager (DDM) when the DDR is being inserted into the database.
Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following in the Ddm.log file:
CDiscoveryPropertyBase::Validate - Max width of property "<property name>" exceeds 900 characters
This problem occurs because the array length of the DDR exceeds 900 characters. This lenght limit should be applied to each element of the array. However, the limit is applied to the whole array.
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.
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You must have System Center Configuration Manager 2007 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix Replacement Information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
System Center Configuration Manager 2007, x86-based versions
System Center Configuration Manager 2007, x64-based versions
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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