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  • Hello we have several DP that were functioning fine but are not now.These were clean installs of SCCM 2012 running on Windows 7.

     When trying to reinstall the DP I get the errors.

    Failed to install DP files on the remote DP. Error Code 15.and

    Drive G: is not a valid drive. error=15

    I have checked security settings...there are no firewalls...I tried disabling AV software...verfied WMI via Wbem council on SCCM server....reformatted the drive....tried another drive on the servers. Unticked IIS option on the install. Googled until my fingers bled.....Nothing works...is there any way to crank up the logging to see the actual reason why SCCM and the DP think that drive isnt valid.



    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 1:59 PM

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  • Is G:\ the only drive on the DP that's available? Plus provide some more lines from distmgr.log

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

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:19 PM
  • we have also tried C: also ...some servers use F:

    Failed to find a valid drive on the distribution point ["Display=

    \\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 11796 (0x2E14)
    Failed to find a valid drive on the distribution point ["Display=\\CS-421F1X.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-421F1X.alterscrap.com\SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 8944 (0x22F0)
    DPConnection::Disconnect: For cs-0115bp.alterscrap.com, reverted to SYSTEM context SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 13148 (0x335C)
    user(NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) runing application(SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER)from machine (SCCM.alterscrap.com) is submitting SDK changes from site(ALT) SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 13148 (0x335C)
    Failed to install DP files on the remote DP. Error code = 15 SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 13148 (0x335C)
    Drive F: is not valid. Error = 15 SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 13148 (0x335C)
    STATMSG: ID=2360 SEV=E LEV=M SOURCE="SMS Server" COMP="SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER"SYS=SCCM.alterscrap.com SITE=ALT PID=14744 TID=13148 GMTDATE=Wed Jul 22 13:52:18.685 2015 ISTR0="["Display=\\cs-0115bp.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\cs-0115bp.alterscrap.com\"ISTR1="CS-0115BP.ALTERSCRAP.COM"ISTR2="" ISTR3="" ISTR4="" ISTR5="" ISTR6="" ISTR7="" ISTR8="" ISTR9="" NUMATTRS=1 AID0=404 AVAL0="["Display=\\cs-0115bp.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\cs-0115bp.alterscrap.com\"SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 13148 (0x335C)
    Will try again after 20 mins ... SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 13148 (0x335C)
    DPConnection::Disconnect: For CS-925B1.alterscrap.com, reverted to SYSTEM context SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 11796 (0x2E14)
    DPConnection::Disconnect: For CS-421F1X.alterscrap.com, reverted to SYSTEM context SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 8944 (0x22F0)
    user(NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) runing application(SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER)from machine (SCCM.alterscrap.com) is submitting SDK changes from site(ALT) SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 11796 (0x2E14)
    user(NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM) runing application(SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER)from machine (SCCM.alterscrap.com) is submitting SDK changes from site(ALT) SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 8944 (0x22F0)
    Failed to install DP files on the remote DP. Error code = 15 SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 8944 (0x22F0)
    Drive F: is not valid. Error = 15 SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 8944 (0x22F0)
    STATMSG: ID=2360 SEV=E LEV=M SOURCE="SMS Server" COMP="SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER"SYS=SCCM.alterscrap.com SITE=ALT PID=14744 TID=8944 GMTDATE=Wed Jul 22 13:52:18.842 2015 ISTR0="["Display=\\CS-421F1X.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-421F1X.alterscrap.com\"ISTR1="CS-421F1X.ALTERSCRAP.COM"ISTR2="" ISTR3="" ISTR4="" ISTR5="" ISTR6="" ISTR7="" ISTR8="" ISTR9="" NUMATTRS=1 AID0=404 AVAL0="["Display=\\CS-421F1X.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-421F1X.alterscrap.com\"SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 8944 (0x22F0)
    Will try again after 20 mins ... SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 8944 (0x22F0)
    Failed to install DP files on the remote DP. Error code = 15 SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 11796 (0x2E14)
    Drive G:,C: is not valid. Error = 15 SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 11796 (0x2E14)
    STATMSG: ID=2360 SEV=E LEV=M SOURCE="SMS Server" COMP="SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER"SYS=SCCM.alterscrap.com SITE=ALT PID=14744 TID=11796 GMTDATE=Wed Jul 22 13:52:18.921 2015 ISTR0="["Display=\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\"ISTR1="CS-925B1.ALTERSCRAP.COM"ISTR2="" ISTR3="" ISTR4="" ISTR5="" ISTR6="" ISTR7="" ISTR8="" ISTR9="" NUMATTRS=1 AID0=404 AVAL0="["Display=\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\"SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 11796 (0x2E14)
    Will try again after 20 mins ... SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 11796 (0x2E14)

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:29 PM
  • Is the drive NTFS formatted? Is there a no_sms_on_drive.sms present? If is somehow "special"? Can you access \\server\g$?

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

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:38 PM
  • Yes NTFS formatted

    no no_sms_on_drive.sms files exist

    nothing special we even reformatted it

    Yes we can access vi \\server\g$

    I have also addedd the SCCM machine account and SCCM user install account to the local admin group on the box and the drive security permissions?

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:45 PM
  • also receiving these errors

    The distribution point ["Display=

    \\CS-421F1X.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-421F1X.alterscrap.com\is not installed or upgraded yet. SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:23 AM 9544 (0x2548)
    Error occurred. Performing error cleanup prior to returning. SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:23 AM 9544 (0x2548)
    The distribution point ["Display=\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\is not installed or upgraded yet. SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:23 AM 4132 (0x1024)
    Error occurred. Performing error cleanup prior to returning. SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:23 AM 4132 (0x1024)
    The distribution point ["Display=\\CS-61H30.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-61H30.alterscrap.com\is not installed or upgraded yet. SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:23 AM 7480 (0x1D38)
    Error occurred. Performing error cleanup prior to returning. SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:23 AM 7480 (0x1D38)
    The distribution point ["Display=\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\"]MSWNET:["SMS_SITE=ALT"]\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\is not installed or upgraded yet. SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:23 AM 6056 (0x17A8)
    Error occurred. Performing error cleanup prior to returning. SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:23 AM 6056 (0x17A8)


    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:00 PM
  • "\CS-925B1.alterscrap.com\is not installed or upgraded yet."

    Did you recently upgrade the site to SP2 or R2 SP1?

    Have you rebooted the DPs having issues?


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:36 PM
  • recently pushed out R2 CU4?

    Yes all DP have been rebooted several times...

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:46 PM
  • I don't think R2 CU4 does anything to DPs. Why did you do CU4 instead of CU5 or SP1 even?

    Have you restarted distmgr.log?


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:51 PM
  • We just got around to doing it. I can upgrade to sp1 if that would resolve the issue.

    I have rebooted the Primary SCCM server

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:14 PM
  • Well the issue isn't specific to any CU or SP. The DPs as clearly stated in the log haven't been upgraded yet. You need to examine/monitor the distmgr.log to see why as this log will show the upgrade process on them.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:37 PM
  • This is the error

    Failed to install DP files on the remote DP. Error code = 15 SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 11796 (0x2E14)
    Drive G:,C: is not valid. Error = 15 SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER 7/22/2015 8:52:18 AM 11796 (0x2E14)
    STATMSG: ID=2360 SEV=E LEV=M SOURCE="SMS Server" COMP=

    "SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER"SYS=SCCM.alterscrap.com SITE=ALT PID=14744 TID=11796 GMTDATE=Wed Jul 22 13:52:18.921 2015 ISTR0="["Display=\\CS-925B1.alterscrap.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 7:00 PM
  • So, back to the same issue. Probably time to open a support call with Microsoft Customer Support Services.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 8:17 PM
  • Seems the upgrade to SP1 has resolved the issues?

    Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:43 PM
  • Hi,

    Any update?


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    Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:20 AM