SCCM CB DMPDownloader Troubleshooting with State Messages

SCCM CB DMPDownloader Troubleshooting with State Messages. SCCM state messages help to troubleshoot updates and service-related issues.

DMP downloader is the component that downloads source files of SCCM CB updates. Following is the list of SCCM CB DMP Downloader State Messages.

What is State Message?

SCCM State messages are sent using a messaging system built into SCCM / ConfigMgr. This allows SCCM to send messages to site systems based on essential changes in state.

State messages are not the same as status messages; status messages provide information about component behavior and data flow, whereas state messages provide a snapshot of the state of a process at a specific time.

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Following is the location in the SCCM CB console to see the status messages of the DMP Downloader component.

List of SCCM CB DMP Downloader State Messages

SCCM CB Troubleshooting Guide

I have different posts that can help you resolve the SCCM CB update download-related issues. DMPDownloader and ConfigMgrSetup are the log files that give you more details about SCCM CB download errors.

Monitoring the workspace in the SCCM CB console is the best place to start the troubleshooting of SCCM CB upgrades.  Following are the 5 high-level processes that happen in the background when the SCCM CB updates will get downloaded to your server.

  1. Process update package
  2. Download the updated package cab file
  3. Extract update package payload
  4. Download redist
  5. Report package as downloaded
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State Messages of DMP Downloader?

After analyzing the DMPDownloader.log of different servers in my lab environment, these state messages are extracted. I’m not sure whether there are any other state messages which I missed to document. And I’m not 100% sure whether the descriptions of all these state messages are accurate.

  • Generating state message: 0 = Download Admin UI content payload
  • Generating state message: 1 = Download
  • Generating state message: 2 = Finished calling verify manifest
  • Generating state message: 3 = was successfully moved to the connector outbox
  • Generating state message: 4 = Get new Easy Setup Package IDs
  • Generating state message: 5 = Found a new available update
  • Generating state message: 6 = EasySetupMaintenance – Redownload packages if needed
  • Generating state message: 7 = Get new Easy Setup Package IDs
List of SCCM CB Updates Servicing DMP Downloader State Messages
  • Generating state message: 8 = Checking IsPayloadLocal with HashAlgorithm = SHA256 …
  • Generating state message: 9 = Download content for payload
  • Generating state message: 10 = Verify the payload signature, hash value and extract the payload
  • Generating state message: 11 = Successfully write the update meta into the outbox for the package. Download redist. If redistributable files are required and not included with the update, they are downloaded.  If files do not need to be downloaded, this step is skipped.
  • Generating state message: 12 =  outerxml is <ConfigurationManagerUpdateContent Guid
  • Generating state message: 13 = EasySetupDownloadSinglePackage finishes downloading (
  • Get Easy Setup installed Packages to delete payload)
  • Generating state message: 14 = Searching for QFE packages – Updating LastSyncedTime registry value
  • Generating state message: 25 = Check if there is a redist to download for the update. Download redist for the update.

Find Out SCCM CB Update Stage IDs and Stage Names

Stage IdStage Name
12Prerequisite Check
14Post Installation



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