KNOWN ISSUE:Restart Altiris Agent task fails to complete (return code = 1060)

Article:TECH122089  |  Created: 2010-02-08  |  Updated: 2010-02-08  |  Article URL
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Restart Altiris Agent task fails to complete (return code = 1060). Task Server correctly sends the Restart Altiris Agent task off to the client. However, the agent never starts (Status =Failed) and returns the code = 1060.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Schedule ‘Restart Altiris Agent’ on the SMP 7.0 SP4 agent.
  2. The client task receives the task and the Altiris Agent logs shows …..Task: ‘Restart Altiris Agent’ has started/finished…


Tested on both x86 (Win2k3-SP2) & x64 machines (Win2k3-SP2)



  1. Create a script task script that spawns a second script. (The script task script does not wait for completion of the spawned script before returning.)
  2. The second script performs the service restart for 'AeXNSClient'.

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