Problem:

I’ve sent a Package to a new DP. The PCK is appearing in the “SMSPKG” directory but the Package is not decompressing to the “SMSPKG<drive>$” directory.

Resolution:

Make sure that the biggest drive in the Site Server doesn’t contain the “NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS” file in the root as otherwise ConfigMgr is unable to create the “SMSSIG$” directory (which contains the download signatures for Microsoft Remote Differential Compression for branch distribution points when performing binary delta replication downloads from standard distributions so is created by default on a standard DP), as the following lines from the “distmgr.log” show:

Attempting to add or update a package on a distribution point.

for ["Display=\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code> "]\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\, no connection account is available

STATMSG: ID=2342 SEV=I LEV=M SOURCE=”SMS Server” COMP=”SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER” SYS=<server_name> SITE=<site_code> PID=2412 TID=4256 GMTDATE=Tue Nov 20 11:07:26.270 2012 ISTR0=”<package_name>” ISTR1=”["Display=\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code>"]\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\” ISTR2=”" ISTR3=”" ISTR4=”" ISTR5=”" ISTR6=”" ISTR7=”" ISTR8=”" ISTR9=”" NUMATTRS=2 AID0=400 AVAL0=”<package_ID>” AID1=404 AVAL1=”["Display=\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code>"]\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\”

RDC:This is a Share Type DP. Will use the Share Name SMSPKG<drive>$ for RDC signature

Established connection to ["Display=\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code> "]<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\

Ignoring drive \\<server_name>\C$\.  File \\<server_name>\C$\NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS exists.

Ignoring drive \\<server_name>\E$\.  File \\<server_name>\E$\NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS exists.

Ignoring drive \\<server_name>\F$\.  File \\<server_name>\F$\NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS exists.

The distribution point doesn’t support drive enumeration or a valid drive could not be found.

Failed to find valid drive on distribution point path MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code>"]\\<server_name>\SMSSIG$\

Error occurred.

Performing error cleanup prior to returning.

 

Removing the  “NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS” allowed the  “SMSSIG$” directory to be created as shown below:

Attempting to add or update a package on a distribution point.

for ["Display=\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code>"]\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\, no connection account is available

STATMSG: ID=2342 SEV=I LEV=M SOURCE=”SMS Server” COMP=”SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER” SYS=<server_name> SITE=<site_code> PID=2412 TID=4256 GMTDATE=Tue Nov 20 11:07:26.270 2012 ISTR0=”<package_name>” ISTR1=”["Display=\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code>"]\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\” ISTR2=”" ISTR3=”" ISTR4=”" ISTR5=”" ISTR6=”" ISTR7=”" ISTR8=”" ISTR9=”" NUMATTRS=2 AID0=400 AVAL0=”<package_ID>” AID1=404 AVAL1=”["Display=\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code>"]\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\”

RDC:This is a Share Type DP. Will use the Share Name SMSPKG<drive>$ for RDC signature

Established connection to ["Display=\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code>]\\<server_name>\SMSPKG<drive>$\

Ignoring drive \\<server_name>\C$\.  File \\<server_name>\C$\NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS exists.

Ignoring drive \\<server_name>\E$\.  File \\<server_name>\E$\NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS exists.

The best drive on the distribution point is F:\

Try to create export SMSSIG$ on MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=<site_code>"]\\<server_name>\SMSSIG$\

The drive share is accessible.

Successfully created the directory for the signature export.

 

The Package then decompressed to the “SMSPKG<drive>$” directory. Once the first Package had been successfully decompressed (and the “SMSSIG$” directory created), the “NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS” was reinstated in the root of the drive. Distributing further Packages worked without any issues.