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How to Use the Hierarchy Maintenance Tool (Preinst.exe)

Updated: January 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The Hierarchy Maintenance tool (Preinst.exe) is a command-line tool that must run locally on the primary or secondary site server computer. You can use the Hierarchy Maintenance tool to diagnose problems in a site, repair a site, manually exchange public keys between sites, or stop all Configuration Manager 2007 services at a site.

For information about how to run Preinst.exe and for command-line parameters for Preinst.exe, see Hierarchy Maintenance Tool Syntax.

To use the Hierarchy Maintenance tool

  1. On the Start menu, click Run, and then enter cmd to open the Command Prompt window.

  2. Navigate to the location of the Hierarchy Maintenance tool (by default, SMS\bin\i386\<language code>).

  3. Run the Hierarchy Maintenance tool by using the appropriate command-line syntax and parameters.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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