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Article ID: 149672 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.2

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The Package Command Manager (PCMSVC32) for Windows NT may report an invalid job status when a job has been completed. Instead of being designated "complete," the job status is given as "retrying."

The following information is taken from the Pacman.log file:
>>> The process handle is #20
>>> Execution error #20 detected.
>>> Flagging this process as bad with handle #-1
    Ending LaunchScript..................
    Package executed.
    Monitoring the job.
    Job completed.
    Reporting job status.
    Beginning ReportOnProcess...........
>>> An error was detected while attempting to run the job.


This problem occurs when a process handle is less than 32.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Systems Management Server version 1.1. This problem has been corrected in Systems Management Server version 1.2.

  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.1 Standard Edition
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