New KB: Configuration Manager 2007 Native Mode Operating System Refresh leaves the client unable to receive policies

Symptoms Using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 (ConfigMgr 2007) and USMT 4.0 in a ConfigMgr 2007 Native Mode environment to refresh an Operating System puts the resulting deployed ConfigMgr 2007 client in a non-functional state as it is unable to retrieve policies. You will only see the two default actions in Control Panel and… Read more

New Solution: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 client may fail to load policy with error 80040217 in PolicyEvaluator.log

Symptoms System Center Configuration Manager 2007 clients may fail to load policy with error 80040217 in the PolicyEvaluator.log: Failed to load policies from XML. Unknown error (Error: 80040217; Source: Unknown) Bad policy dumped to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CCM\Temp\badpolicy-SMS_P01-{2f76229b-385a-43f3-b281-d295098693ed}-2.00-{913d3bcd-af48-4180-8715-31a2508e4608}.txt Already sent a policy rule application failure status message within the last 6 hours, not sending. Failed to apply policy… Read more

Solution: After a ConfigMgr 2007 OSD Task Sequence completes, the client may not automatically pull down policy

When a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 OSD Task Sequence completes, the ConfigMgr client may not seem to pull down policy.  Inspecting the ConfigMgr client on the affected PC reveals that under the "Advanced" tab the client is assigned to a site, and the "Discover" button successfully discovers the site. However the following abnormalities are… Read more