KACE Product Support Question
Cabinet Maker - makecab.exe
07/28/2016 4971 views
I have users who are seeing a makecab.exe popup window
It seems like it coincides with the deployment of patches through Dell Kace to the client.
I would like to confirm if this is a by-product of the Dell Kace patch deployment, and is there any way to get it so this window does not pop up, and if it needs to run, can we keep it minimized or running in the background without the user knowing?
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Christian1616 is best answer on this, I think (I'm not sure how to mark on this thread though!!). Thank you Christian!
What I found was some old/bad logs in the ...\cbs folder mentioned on the image we were using when this was happening. Best guess is that Windows Update was running on a source image, we interrupted it to sysprep and upload the image, and it had a bad log cache which caused issues and prevented the normal wrapup procedure of the log files. For us, the solution was to use a new image that had an un-corrupted cache. However, we were able to workaround affected machines in the field by cleaning this cache out. Basically, you stop the update service, delete affected files or backup softwaredist folder to .old, start the service again.
This article helped some, and contains the script we modified to recify the issue in the field:
Answered 03/14/2017 by: fcoetech