Recently, it was discovered on a large number of server class machines that the Altiris Agent was displaying the following error:
HTTP Request Failed: An operation on a socket could not be performed because the system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full. (-2147014841).
Sufficient buffer space? Well, after checking the memory statistics on a client machine exhibiting the behavior, the handle counts for the Altiris Agent Service were very high, in some cases exceeding 10k or more. However, the counts were ascending and descending as expected, just at a very high level.
After some research, this error is a common error and warning occurs when the Altiris Agent cannot contact a domain controller/DNS server to resolve the name of the Notification Server. This has been shown in some cases to point to a inconsistently behaving or non-functional domain controller/DNS server. The high ...