Here’s an issue I hadn’t seen before that was sent to me by Clifton Hughes, one of our top System Center Configuration Manager 2007 engineers at our Las Colinas site in Irving, Texas. If you do any work with packages that contain localized file names then you’ll want to be aware of this:
Issue: When deploying a software package in SCCM 2007 via a Task Sequence, and that package contains files with names containing extended ASCII characters, the Task Sequence may fail with an error code 80004005. An example would be something like the Spanish word año where there’s a tilde over the ‘n.’
The following is an example excerpt from my SMSTS.LOG for a file name that includes extended ASCII characters:
Downloaded file from _http://smtp.contoso.com:80/SMS_DP_SMSPKGD$/CON00016/Speedup/Translations/Espa%C3%B1ol.txt to C:\_SMSTaskSequence\Packages\CON00016\Speedup/Translations/EspaÃ±ol.txt
Note how the file is being renamed to EspaÃ±ol.txt instead of the proper name espanol.txt with the tilde above the a.
The Task Sequence will fail with an Unspecified error 80004005 and the following error will also appear in the SMSTS.LOG:
Task sequence execution failed with error code 80004005
Cause: These types of extended characters in the file names are not downloaded/named correctly and the file names will get created differently than the original files names, causing the hash mismatch error. This is a known issue in SCCM2007 and an update will be provided once it becomes available.
Resolution: For now, the workaround is to remove any files that have extended characters in their names from the package source and redistribute the package with out these files.
This problem can and will occur with a standalone Software Package if it is deployed using a Task Sequence, of if you are deploying the package as part of an Operating System Deployment via a Task Sequence. It does not seem to affect normal Software Package deployment as long as a Task Sequence is not used.
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer