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SCCM Failed 0x80070003 Error

I have seen many errors similar to SendFiles Failed 0x80070003 when distributing packages to SCCM remote Distribution Points (DPs). Let’s find out the basic troubleshooting steps you need to follow to fix the ConfigMgr content transfer errors like this.

Error 0x80070003

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The following are the few lines of errors that could indicate the issue with package distribution to some of the DPs in your ConfigMgr environment. In most of the scenarios, the package might be successfully distributed to most of the DPs.

However, the content transfer (distribution) didn’t work for a couple of remote DPs. You can review the SCCM DP logs (especially PkgXferMgr.log) mentioned below to get more details of errors.

  • CSendFileAction::SendFiles failed; 0x80070003
  • CSendFileAction::SendContent failed; 0x80070003
Fix SCCM SendFiles Failed 0x80070003 Error | ConfigMgr
Fix SCCM SendFiles Failed 0x80070003 Error | ConfigMgr

Meaning

The content transfer error 0x80070003 translates to The system cannot find the path specified. Source: Windows.

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Package Issue?

First of all, you need to make sure whether the package is deployed to all the DPs or most of the other DPs. This will help you to understand that there is no problem with the package itself. If there is any problem with a particular package then all the content transfer to remote DPs will fail.

SCCM DP Logs

Check the SCCM log files related to DPs. The PkgXferMgr.log file is your best friend for remote DP distribution/package replication issues.

distmgr.logPackage Application distribution process
PkgXferMgr.logRecords the actions of the SMS_Executive component that is responsible for sending content from an SCCM primary site to a remote DP.
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Redistribute Package

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Redistribution of the package is one of the way you need to try to fix the issue.

  • Re-distribute the package back to remote DP
    • From the Content Locations tab
    • Select the Remote DP
    • Click on Redistribute button
  • Wait for an ample amount of time and analyze the log files to confirm whether the issue is solved or not
Fix SCCM SendFiles Failed 0x80070003 Error | ConfigMgr
Fix SCCM SendFiles Failed 0x80070003 Error | ConfigMgr

Remove & Add Back

Remove the package from the DP and add back is one of the most worked trick in my experience. Let’s try following steps:

  • Remove the problematic distribution point (DP) from the package distribution
    • From the Content Locations tab
    • Select the Remote DP
    • Click on the Remove button
  • Wait for an ample amount of time and analyze the log files to confirm the DP is removed from the package
  • Add the package back to remote DP
Fix SCCM SendFiles Failed 0x80070003 Error | ConfigMgr
Fix SCCM SendFiles Failed 0x80070003 Error | ConfigMgr

Antivirus Exclusion

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I have seen multiple scenarios where the content distribution is blocked because of antivirus software installed on SCCM servers. You need to make sure that the exclusion recommended by Microsoft is in place for all the antivirus applications. These changes in antivirus policies might help you to resolve SendFiles Failed 0x80070003 Error.

Antivirus Exclusion for Distribution points. More details available in Microsoft docs.

  • Client installation folder\ServiceData
  • ContentLib_drive\SMS_DP$
  • ContentLib_drive\SMSPKGDrive_Letter$
  • ContentLib_drive\SMSPKG
  • ContentLib_drive\SMSPKGSIG
  • ContentLib_drive\SMSSIG$

Network Bandwidth Control Appliances

I have seen third-party network appliances (like Riverbed) used to optimize the network bandwidth between primary server and remote DP can also interfere with content transfer. This point is not about the peer-to-peer applications installed on the client and SCCM servers.

Make sure that the Configuration Manager content is not changed/modified by any of the network appliances.

Firewall Issues

Well, this is not necessarily the firewall application installed on your remote DP or primary server. Rather it’s more to do with firewall appliance from network team. There might be many firewall devices in between two data centers where remote DP and primary server are located.

You need to make sure all the required Firewall ports are opened between remote DP and primary server. Do you know RPC Dynamic Ports? TCP 49152-65535.

NOTE! – This error is not related to firewall ports. But I added this for your information. You normally get RPC related errors when you have Firewall ports related issues.

FromToUDPTCPProtocolDirection
Site ServerDP135445/135/All the ports between 49152 to 65535RPC EPM/RPC Dynamic/SMBUnidirection
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Not Resolved?

If this content transfer error (SendFiles Failed 0x80070003) is not resolved yet, then you need to take the network trace to understand the root cause of the issue. I have shared Real-World Network Trace Examples in the following blog post.

SCCM Real World Network Trace Examples Microsoft RPC Remote Procedure Call How To Manage Devices (anoopcnair.com).

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