Is it possible or necessary to now change the password of the local system service under which SMS is running?I'm not sure which account was used and/or created during the SMS install.This was early, 1am est, this morning, and so all services are now started but the console isn't refreshing.
The clients all run XPSP2 and have been for a while.
As a matter of testing I created a GPO which included 1. Allow remote administration and allow file and print sharing exceptions to the firewall policy.
My SMS Admin console is no longer updating and it also looks as though the Advanced clients are uninstalling as the numbers appearing under Show count for the collections are decreasing.
Yesterday I was showing a total 5751clients with 2690 having the SMS client installed. While running a query using SMS Service Manager I noticed that all of the Component services had stopped so I attempted to restart but couldn't get the SMs_Exec service to start so I did a site reset.
I would also check out the Let me ask you some questions: Did you add anything to the clients lately such as sp2 for xp.