I hope someone can shed some light on what's happening here. I have an SMS
site hierarchy that is Central Site >Primary Site >Secondary Site. SMS
clients in all the secondary sites are installed OK, as are primary site SMS
clients. The problem is with the Central site SMS clients. All workstations
are Windows NT 4.0 SP3 - logged-on users do not have local admin rights.
a.. At the central site:
Site boundaries have been set for 1 class B subnet.
All SMS Components are enabled (Inventory, SWDist, RemCtrl etc.etc.)
Windows Networking Logon Client Installation is enabled.
Windows NT Remote Client installation is enabled.
DDR's are created for SMS clients and have been assigned to GHP site.
Logon Points are fine.
CAP role is assigned to Site server.
a.. The Central site SMS Client's are discovered and the SMS client
software is installed, however, it's not a full install of software. All
clients have the following characteristics:
Control Panel>Sites - client is assigned to the correct site, but there is
no time/date stamp.
Control Panel>Components - client only has SMS base components installed -
no APM, RemCtrl, HINV, SINV etc.etc.
A Repair/Refresh of the SMS client does not install the required SMS
Advertised Programs and Advertised Programs Monitor icons are not created
in Control Panel.
These clients seem orphaned but I don't know why. The clients know where the
CAP's are (see log files) but the client installation fails with the
following error: Failed to convert CAP path 'ABEXPRT:\\CAP List for site
GHP' to a raw path (-2147023570) $$<C:\WINNT\sms_temp\CCMBtLdr.exe>
I don't understand why the client components are not installed. All SMS
clients are in the IP scope and are discovered correctly.Can someone help?