Content Library Explorer error -error occurred while trying to read the package metadata (can't find package in console)

I have SCCM 2012 SP1 recently upgraded to R2. I'm currently setting this up to migrate my production 2007 site. However, I'm trying to use Content Library Explorer on my DP's. I have 3 dps. DP2 connects fine but when i try and connect to DP1 +3 i get the following error: An error occurred while trying to read the package metadata. The package PackageID is invalid and must be redistributed from the Configuration Manger console.

Now i can't find any trace of this at all in the console. In the SMSPackagesHist table i can see the package ID and the deleted time was 29-07-2013. This most likely was me trying to create software updates back last year when i initially setup the site.

The package is not listed as content on any of the 3 DPs and i can't find any trace of it at all in the console.

I'm not very familiar with 2012, so not sure what I've done.

Any help or advice appreciated.

Thanks

Jane

 

February 27th, 2014 2:20pm

Ensure you distribute the packages to DP's.

Check the package distribution status in Monitoring Workspace. (In Content status I think)

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February 27th, 2014 3:48pm

Thanks, but i can't find the package anywhere to distribute it. 
February 27th, 2014 3:53pm

Copy the package source file in SCCM server UNC share

create a package>> Create a program>> Distribute it to your DP's

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February 27th, 2014 3:55pm

Copy the package source file in SCCM server UNC share

create a package>> Create a program>> Distribute it to you

February 27th, 2014 4:09pm

The package doesn't exist in content status and most likely it was a software update package and i only have my current software update deployment packages in my package source. So i have no pkg source file. Thanks.
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February 27th, 2014 4:11pm

You could examine WMI: root\sccm - sms_packagesincontlib. Deleting the instance of that package *might* help. Haven't tried it yet and it's unsupported.
February 27th, 2014 4:24pm

Hi Torsten,


thanks for this. I did a search of the WMI key and found this document: http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2012/05/07/troubleshooting-content-mismatch-warnings-on-a-distribution-point-in-system-center-2012-configuration-manager.aspx (does this mean it is supported?)

however, on those 2 DP's in that class, the suspect package ID is not listed!???

Any more ideas?

Many thanks

Jane

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February 28th, 2014 9:37am

Hi Jane,

I had this problem as well.  In addition to deleting the package from WMI on the DP, I had to delete the INI file for the package from the PkgLib folder on the DP.  I actually didn't see the INI file there at first, but when I did a search of the directory I was able to find it.

Hope that helps.

Joe

March 4th, 2015 1:41pm

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