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SCCM 2012 distribution point install failes with faild to verify disk drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to install remote distribution point on new Windows Server 2012 standard but getting failures. here is the code:

    Failed to find a valid drive on the distribution point

    Failed to install DP files on the remote DP. Error code = 15

    I can created files and folder manually on the server fine on the drive specified during the deployment wizard. I need to know what process SCCM 2012 goes through to verify a disk drive for usage as a remote distribution point

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:56 PM

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  • See distmgr.log. 15 = The device is not ready. Are there any special partitions or drives on that DP?

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:14 PM
  • Hi,

    Did you ever get this fixed?

    In my case, it's a physical server with a 2x 500GB in RAID1.

    Server OS is 2012. SCCM Version is 2012 SP1 cu2

    The disk has been partitioned into 2 logical drives: C-Drive and D-drive

    The distmgr.log states:

    failed to find a valid drive on the Distribution Point 
    Failed to install DP Files on the remote DP. Error Code = 15
    Drive D: is not valid. Error = 15

    Do you have any ideas of how SCCM evaluates drives to be correct?

    I've ran a WMI Query and the partition shows as a Local Hard Disk.

    Do you have any more ideas what I can check?

    Thanks!

    Filip


    • Edited by SC TNE Monday, February 3, 2014 12:51 PM
    Monday, February 3, 2014 12:50 PM
  • Is D:\ ntfs formatted? Also make sure that there's no no_sms_on_drive.sms file.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Monday, February 3, 2014 1:11 PM
  • Yes I did. My problem was because of a riverbed wan optimization device. The riverbed did not support SMB 3so was interferring with the network traffic. Try uprading the riverbeds but that broke as400 traffic. So I ened up disabling SMB 3 on my sccm servers. Now using smb1 and is working fine.

    Monday, February 3, 2014 1:22 PM
  • Hello Torsten,

    The drive is absolutely NTFS formatted and the no_sms_on_drive.sms file doesn't exist on that specific drive.

    Do you know how SCCM enumerates the available drives?
    Through which WMI query?

    I suspect that the drive somehow is wrongly reported in WMI and that SCCM therefor states: failed to find a valid drive on the Distribution Point 

    Thanks!

    Monday, February 3, 2014 1:24 PM
  • Did you guys find any solution? I have the same issue!

    Alex


    Alex Ignatenko | MCSE | MCITP | MCTS:SCCM, Lync, Virtualization

    Thursday, January 22, 2015 2:55 PM
  • It turned out to be a prerequisites issue on the remote DP. Even though I used a key in Powershell command to install IIS it is not enough. I need to install prereq's before.

    Alex Ignatenko | MCSE | MCITP | MCTS:SCCM, Lync, Virtualization

    Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:37 PM