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Consider the following scenario:

  • You enable the Upgrade client automatically when new client updates are available option on a Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) site.

  • You assign a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client to the site.

In this scenario, automatic client upgrades are unsuccessful on the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client. Additionally, entries that resemble the following are logged in the PolicyEvaluator.log file on the client computer:

Applying policy Policy_ID
Raising event:
instance of CCM_PolicyAgent_PolicyRuleRevoked
ClientID = "GUID:Client_GUID";
DateTime = "20130315175301.397000+000";
PolicyID = "Policy_ID";
PolicyNamespace = "\\\\CLIENT\\ROOT\\ccm\\Policy\\Machine\\RequestedConfig";
PolicySource = "SMS:SiteCode";
PolicyVersion = "10.00";
ProcessID = 992;
RuleCondition = "Condition_ID";
RuleID = "Rule_ID";
ThreadID = 5760;
};Failed to load policies from XML.
Not found (Error: 80041002; Source: WMI)
Bad policy dumped to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CCM\Temp\badpolicy-SMS_Policy_ID-10.00-Policy_Rule.txt


To resolve this problem, install the hotfix that is described in the "Hotfix information" section. After this hotfix is installed, an administrator must disable and then re-enable the auto client upgrade setting on the site server. This causes a new policy to be generated that your v4 clients will recognize.

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, go to the following Microsoft website: 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 Cumulative Update 1 for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Note We recommend that you close Configuration Manager Administration Console before you install this hotfix package.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

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

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For information about how to install this cumulative update, see Update System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and New cumulative update servicing model for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

For more information about software update terminology, see Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates.

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