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Error: BaseXMLHttpCallback Exception: An exception occurred while excuting the request

Created: 23 May 2012 | 7 comments
mmathews's picture

Error:  BaseXMLHttpCallback Exception:  An exception occurred while excuting the request

System.Exception:  System.Xml.XmlException:  Unable to find node named "statusEvt".  Found node " " instead at Altiris.DotNetLib.Xml.XmlTextReaderHelper.MoveToExpectedNode (XmlReader r, String nodeName)......

BaseXmlHttpCallback Exception: System.Exception: An exception occurred while executing the request ---> System.Exception: System.Xml.XmlException: Unable to find node named "statusEvt".  Found node "" instead

Found the following article which is related to 7.0 and we are on 7.1 sp2

Curious if there is a solution to this issue now in the 7.1 SP 2 environment.  Seems to happen after and informational update related to:

RemoteClientTaskManager:: ClientConnectivityThreadStart():  Registered 1 client records

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mclemson's picture

Correct.  You can ignore it.  Unless there's more to the error I don't see anything bad here.

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner

andykn101's picture

"Until the issue is resolved in SP2, the issue can be manually resolved in the following manner:
The error will reference a machine name (by GUID, if using LogViewer on the NS it will resolve the name). Typically only 1 or a handful of machines will be in this state.
Access the system(s) in the errors and delete the Status events, located at: C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\TaskManagement\status\.
Once these files are deleted, the Agent stops the looping requeuing logic.

You can use a Script to delete the contents of the folder, that can be pushed down as a Task, for example:


IF EXIST "C:\Program Files (x86)\Altiris\Altiris Agent\TaskManagement\status" (
CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\Altiris\Altiris Agent\TaskManagement\status"

Authorised Symantec Consultant (ASC) with Endpoint Management Limited, an Authorised Symantec Delivery Provider based in the UK.

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nessaja's picture


I've figured out the same issue in our 7.1 SP2. Since last week, this error ocours every 10 seconds.
Also the DB grows up from 4 to 8 GB since the last week.

This articel didn't help me because no TASK GUID is displayed.

I think I will contact the support to have a look to this issue.

"05.06.2012 09:17:18","BaseXmlHttpCallback Exception: System.Exception: An exception occurred while executing the request ---> System.Exception: System.Xml.XmlException: Unable to find node named ""statusEvt"".  Found node """" instead
   at Altiris.DotNetLib.Xml.XmlTextReaderHelper.MoveToExpectedNode(XmlReader r, String nodeName)
   at Altiris.TaskManagement.Common.ClientTask.Events.AltirisServerClientTaskRunEvent.OnFromClientXml(XmlTextReader r, String nodeName, AltirisResourceGuid resourceGuid)
   at Altiris.TaskManagement.Common.ClientTask.Events.AltirisServerClientTaskRunEvent.FromClientXml(XmlTextReader r, String nodeName, AltirisResourceGuid resourceGuid)
   at Altiris.ClientTask.Server.ClientTaskServer.ProcessPostClientStatusXml(AltirisResourceGuid resourceGuid, String statusType, XmlTextReader r)
   at Altiris.ClientTask.Server.ClientTaskServer.ProcessPostClientStatusXml(String statusXml)
   at Altiris.DotNetLib.Sockets.SecureRemoting.SecureRemotingServer.ProcessRequestObject(Object work)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at Altiris.DotNetLib.Sockets.SecureRemoting.SecureRemotingClient.SendRequestI(String service, Hashtable input)
   at Altiris.DotNetLib.Sockets.SecureRemoting.SecureRemotingClient.SendRequest(String service, Hashtable input)
   at Altiris.ClientTask.Server.HttpHandlers.WebClientApiManager.ProcessPostClientStatus(XmlTextWriter wr, NameValueCollection queryValues, Stream requestStream, Int32 contentLength)
   at Altiris.ClientTask.Server.HttpHandlers.PostStatus.WriteResponse(XmlTextWriter wr)
   at Altiris.TaskManagement.Common.XmlHttp.BaseXmlXmlHttpCallback.WriteResponseRaw(XmlTextWriter xwr)
   at Altiris.TaskManagement.Common.XmlHttp.BaseXmlHttpCallback.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)","Altiris.TaskManagement.ClientTask.*","w3wp","96"

nessaja's picture

I've rolled out this script to all of our managed systems.

But the problem still exist.