HOTFIX: The SMS Host Agent service crashes on a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 client computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

On a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) client computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2, the Systems Management Server (SMS) Agent Host service (Ccmexec.exe) crashes intermittently. Additionally, the following error is logged in the event log: Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Event ID: 1000 Level: Error Keywords: Classic Description:… Read more

Solution: The ConfigMgr 2007 SMS Agent Host Service (CCMExec.exe) may become unresponsive when Thread Pool ETW tracing is enabled

Here’s an issue we’ve seen a couple times before so I thought I’d give you a heads up here in case you happen to run across it. Symptoms The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) SMS Agent Host Service (CCMExec.exe) may become unresponsive or even crash on a regular basis, sometimes as frequently as every… Read more

Information regarding McAfee Access protection rule and ConfigMgr 2007 ccmexec.exe behavior

Hi folks, my name is Vinayak Sharma and I would like to share some information regarding McAfee Access protection rule and ccmexec.exe behavior. I have read a few McAfee articles where people were complaining about ccmexec.exe and why it triggers the McAfee Protection rule for all of the McAfee services: Prevent termination of McAfee processes… Read more

Installing Hotfix 977384 or 2513499 with ConfigMgr 2007 logs error on execmgr and incorrectly reports as failed

Hi everyone, Joao Madureira here.  I’m a Senior Support Escalation Engineer here at Microsoft and I wanted to take a minute to tell you about an issue we’ve been getting a couple calls on just in case you happen run into it as well.  It’s not really a problem, it just appears to be one… Read more