SCCM 2012R2 Distribution Point Transfer/Setup Error: 0x80040154

While troubleshooting package transfer failures for a Distribution Point in a customer’s SCCM 2012R2 environment, I came across the following errors:

ExecStaticMethod failed (80040154) SMS_DistributionPoint, AddFile SMS_PACKAGE_TRANSFER_MANAGER 10/06/2016 2:18:13 a.m. 12632 (0x3158)
CSendFileAction::AddFile failed; 0x80040154 SMS_PACKAGE_TRANSFER_MANAGER 10/06/2016 2:18:13 a.m. 12632 (0x3158)
Failed to add the file ccmsetup.cab in content SKI00003.4. Error 0x80040154 SMS_PACKAGE_TRANSFER_MANAGER 10/06/2016 2:18:13 a.m. 12632 (0x3158)
CSendFileAction::AddFileMetaData failed; 0x80040154 SMS_PACKAGE_TRANSFER_MANAGER 10/06/2016 2:18:13 a.m. 12632 (0x3158)
CSendFileAction::SendFiles failed; 0x80040154 SMS_PACKAGE_TRANSFER_MANAGER 10/06/2016 2:18:13 a.m. 12632 (0x3158)
CSendFileAction::SendContent failed; 0x80040154 SMS_PACKAGE_TRANSFER_MANAGER 10/06/2016 2:18:13 a.m. 12632 (0x3158)

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After researching the issues and checking installed components on the Distribution Point, I noticed that IIS had been manually configured and the RDC (Remote Differential Compression) feature wasn’t added to the server.

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After installing this and triggering a distribution to this DP everything kicked into life.

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About AJ McKean

Based in sunny Tauranga, New Zealand, AJ McKean is a Senior Systems Engineer in Mt Maunganui. With over 15 years of professional IT experience working in both New Zealand and the United States, he holds several certifications including MCSE(2000-2003), MCITP:Enterprise(2008), MCSA(2012), VMware VCP-DCV5.5, CompTIA A+ & is an HP Storage Architect. He is passionate about all things IT, especially virtualization, automation & cloud technologies.

3 Responses to “SCCM 2012R2 Distribution Point Transfer/Setup Error: 0x80040154”

  1. Terry Wallner says :

    Thank you! Adding the Remote Differential Compression OS feature fixed this issue appearing on my remote DP which is running Windows Server 2016.

  2. RJ says :

    Dont you just love it when you find the answer you need straight away!
    Thank you for this article it was exactly what i needed.

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