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Description of an update for System Center Advisor: February 2012 - Microsoft Support [MS]


Microsoft has released an on-promise client update for Microsoft System Center Advisor. This update is dated February 14, 2012. This article describes the following information about the update:

  • The issues that the update resolves

  • How to obtain the update

  • The prerequisites to install the update


This update resolves the following issues.

Issue 1

An Advisor gateway cannot create a self-signed certificate because a key container already exists.

Issue 2

Code quality is improved by moving the add urlacl and add firewall rule operations from the SaveToRegistry assembly to the PowerShell assembly.

Issue 3

Setup in the configuration tool cannot support a computer that uses a NetBIOS name which is 15 characters or more.

Issue 4

A standard user account can register or unregister an Advisor gateway by running Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

Issue 5

The Apply button in the Advisor setup wizard is confusing because there is nothing to be applied.

Issue 6


The GetMonitorState cmdlet fails in System Center Advisor. 


This issue occurs because the workflow list that is used by the ProcessWorkflowReport function is out of sync.

Issue 7


The configuration information and the warning data of customers are not processed in System Center Advisor. 


This issue occurs because the Model.xml data package that is published to the cloud server contains orphaned entities.  

Issue 8


The Advisor agent does not run the MPUpdate cmdlet after initial setup.


This issue occurs because the SpecifiedCreateOwner property's value is set to NULL.

Issue 9

After you perform a repair or an uninstallation of an Advisor agent by using Add Or Remove Programs, the prompt that instructs users to start the configuration tool may not appear.

Issue 10

The Advisor configuration tool that is used for setup may incorrectly reset the customized gateway port for the Advisor agent in certain conditions.

Issue 11

The Advisor configuration tool may appear incorrectly when some agents are removed from the tool.

More Information

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download Download the update for System Center Advisor package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Note For more information about how to obtain the latest update for System Center Advisor, visit the following Microsoft website:

General information about how to obtain the latest update for System Center Advisor


To apply this update, you must have a version of System Center Advisor in which the build number is 1911 or earlier installed on the computer.
To download System Center Advisor, visit the following website:

System Center Advisor

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update. 

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