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windows installer source list update vs SCCM Client

10/29/2019 641 views

Hi,

I know the Windows Installer source list update cycle can be triggered via the SCCM client as per:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/system-center/configuration-manager-2007/bb892810(v=technet.10)?redirectedfrom=MSDN

Is anyone aware that the cycle executes every hour automatically?

It can be seen in the SrcUpdateMgr.log - I believe the Windows Installer service starts for 10 mins exactly but the job through SCCM client would take much less time than that...and 10 mins is only a safeguard.

I have not found any information online about this process and only heard about this through colleagues..is anyone aware of this process and if the time is configurable?


 



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Side note. Just to let you know there is known issue with the alternative (MSI) source media via SCCM when trying to do a repair. This is a bug with Windows Installer, which will not be fixed.


Read more about here.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c2da9260-cfda-4260-adeb-66bde2b2c263/msi-secure-repair-error-when-repairing-from-dp?forum=ConfigMgrAppManagement

Answered 11/01/2019 by: rileyz
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