SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP Error – component SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER on computer ‘SERVER’ reported: SMS Site Component Manager failed to reinstall this component on this site system

/ October 28th, 2010/ Posted in Configuration Manager / 1 Comment »


SCCM SP2 R3 was installed on a Server 2008 R2 box with its SQL 2008 R2 database on Server 2008 R2. Backups worked fine for a little while and then started to error out. The logs did not explain much.  I was getting the following in the event logs and in the SMS_SITE_SQL_BACKUP component:

“component SMS_SITE_COMPONENT_MANAGER on computer ‘SERVER’ reported:  SMS Site Component Manager failed to reinstall this component on this site system.”


After doing some research it appears that after installing SP2 something gets messed up in the .\Microsoft Configuration Manager\ file.   We need to add the additional srvboot.exe line to the file. Please update the “333664” to match the byte size of your version.

        FILE <smssqlbkup.exe><1><765280>
FILE <srvboot.exe><0><333664>
        FILE <smssqlbkup.exe><1><1544048>
    UNIT <SMS>


One Comment

  1. Darren Henry
    2011/03/03 at 06:56:08

    Just to warn people who implement this as it took me 2 days to suss this out.

    This change WILL break Secondary Site Deployment from the console.

    You will get an error in the hman.log when it tries to create the secondary server installation package “Cannot copy file d:\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\x64\srvboot.exe to d:\Microsoft Configuration Manager\inboxes\\sitepkg\SMSSETUP\bin\x64\srvboot.exe, Win32 error = 2”

    Just delete the change from the install.mup file to fix it.

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