New hotfix: Package content is not distributed in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2) you may experience the following symptoms related to content distribution:

– Content distribution fails when many distribution points (typically more than 75) are updated at the same time. When this occurs, the HTTPUrl value for Package Status will be blank and the locationservices.log file on target clients will contain entries that resemble the following:

Calling back with empty distribution points list.

– The Distribution Manager component stalls when it attempts to update multiple distribution points. This occurs when there’s a problem with IIS communication on a single remote distribution point. When that problem occurs, communication with other distribution points stalls. Additionally, messages that resemble the following will be recorded approximately every two minutes in the distmgr.log file on the site server:

There are still 1 DP threads active for package CAS00101, waiting for them to complete.
There are still 1 DP threads active for package CAS00102, waiting for them to complete.
There are still 1 DP threads active for package CAS00103, waiting for them to complete.
There are still 2 DP threads active for package CAS00104, waiting for them to complete.

– The StoredPkgVersion value is not restored when a secondary site is recovered from the console. This triggers later failures in content validation and the distmgr.log file on the secondary site contains entries that resemble the following, which also indicate that the StoredPkgVersion value in the database has been reset to 0:

StoredPkgVersion (0) of package Package_ID. StoredPkgVersion in database is 0.

If you experience these symptoms, a supported hotfix is available from Microsoft Support to address this issue. For complete details please see the following:

3174047Package content is not distributed in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3174047)

 

J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PM
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group