FIX: Driver package size increases in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Symptoms

When you add new drivers to a driver package by using the Import New Driver wizard, the driver package files are larger than you expect.

The content for the driver package may be duplicated multiple times. This causes the package file to be significantly larger than the package in the original source location.

Additionally, the process to import the new drivers by using the Import New Driver wizard may take much more time than you expect.

Resolution

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 website: 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.

Important Installing this hotfix does not affect the size of any existing driver packages. A driver package that contains duplicated content should be deleted and re-created after you install this hotfix. Additionally, any drivers imported by using the console after Service Pack 1 was applied, but before you install this hotfix, must be deleted and re-imported before use in driver packages. 

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 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 any previously released hotfix.

File information

Status

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

References

Learn about how to manage the Driver Catalog in Configuration Manager.

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
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ID do Artigo: 3084586 - Última Revisão: 21/08/2015 - Revisão: 1

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