The day may come when you find that you need to move the package share (SMSPKGC$) to a different drive – say from the C: drive to the D: drive, and you don’t want to have to recreate any existing packages or advertisements. Should that day come, Rob Morris wrote up some steps you can follow to get that done:
- Stop SMS_Executive and SMS_SITE_COMPONENT services
- Open Computer Management
- Go to the existing SMSPKGC$ folder, which in our example is on the C drive
- Document the existing share and security permissions: Share = Everyone (Full) / Security (not inherited) = Administrators (Full Control), Users (Read & Execute), Guests (Read & Execute)
- Document the permissions of package folders and files: Administrators (Full) / Users (SiteServer\Users) – Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, Read
- Right-click the package share (SMSPKGC$) and select Stop Sharing
- Copy the SMSPKGC$ folder to the new drive, which in our example is the D drive
- Recreate the permissions as they existed in steps 4 and 5 above
- Rename C:\SMSPKGC$ to C:\SMSPKGC$-OLD
- Highlight D:\SMSPKGC$, right-click and select Sharing and Security.
- Select Share this folder – Keep share name (SMSPKGC$)
- Select Permissions and give "Everyone" Full Control of the share.
- Go to the Security Tab and verify that the permissions are the same as what was recorded in step 4.
- Go to the new package folder and verify that the permissions on the folder and files are the same as what was recorded in step 5
- Restart the SMS_Executive and SMS_SITE_COMPONENT services
Note that the permissions outlined above were the permissions in my test environment, so those in your environment may be different. It is also recommended that the D: have more free disk space than C: at all times. Another option would be to place the NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS file on the C: drive to prevent SMS from placing any components on that drive in the future.
- How to specify the NTFS volume that a Systems Management Server 2003 remote site system is installed on:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871234/en-us
- SMS Log Files:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/867490
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer