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Article ID: 936838 - Last Review: January 15, 2015 - Revision: 3.0

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After a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 agent sends discovery data to a management group, discovery data is not created in any later management group. Therefore, no rules are deployed for monitoring in later management groups.

This problem occurs if an agent reports to multiple management groups.


To resolve this problem, apply the following hotfix. After you apply the hotfix, agents report discovery data to multiple management groups.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
System Center Operations Manager 2007, x86-based version
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Hotfix installation information

You must apply this hotfix every computer that hosts a System Center Operations Manager 2007 management server or a System Center Essentials 2007 management server.

To apply this hotfix, copy the Systemcenteroperations2007-rtm-kb936838-x86-amd64-enu.msi file to a local folder or to a shared folder on the network. Then, run the file on each applicable computer. You can run the file by using Windows Explorer or by using a Command Prompt window.

Note When you apply the hotfix, the computer restarts the OpsMgr Health Service.

To deploy this hotfix in a System Center Operations Manager 2007 environment, follow these steps:
  1. Manually update every Operations Manager 2007 management server and every Operations Manager 2007 gateway server in your management groups.
  2. Apply the hotfix to each agent. To do this, use the following methods:
    • Use the Operations Manager 2007 Administration console to apply the hotfix to Operations Manager 2007 agents.

      Note To see a list of agents that can be automatically updated in the Administration pane, expand Administration, expand Device Management, and then click Pending Management.
    • To apply the hotfix to agents that were manually installed after the hotfix was applied to the server, manually update the agents. Or, follow these steps to have Operations Manager 2007 Management Server perform the update:
      1. Examine the Operations Console Pending Management folder to make sure that the manual installation is approved.
      2. In the "Agent-managed Computers" folder, right-click the agent. Then, run the Update Agent Settings task.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  ( ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Applies to
  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007
  • Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007
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