A long time is required to apply a change to the properties of a direct membership collection in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

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Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a direct membership collection that contains lots of members on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) site server. For example, the direct membership collection contains several thousand members.
  • In the Configuration Manager console, you change one of the attributes in the properties dialog box of the direct membership collection. For example, you change the Comment field.
  • You click Apply or OK to apply the change.
In this scenario, the time that is required to apply the change is several minutes. Additionally, the Configuration Manager console stops responding until the change is applied successfully.

If you monitor the CPU usage on the site server, you find that the CPU usage is high when the change is applied.

Hotfix information

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.


To apply this hotfix, you must have System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.

Restart requirement

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.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 file information notes
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the collection membership, visit the following Microsoft Tech website: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

Article ID: 982212 - Last Review: 12/12/2015 04:07:26 - Revision: 1.1

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