The folder ".\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Client Task Server\Events" is filled with many large files on most Task Servers.
As a result the ".\Program Files\Altiris\TaskManagement\Events" folder on the SMP (Symantec Management Platform) server is filled up with thousands of files and event queue processing has almost completely halted.
Symantec Management Platform 8.5
There were a number of script tasks running frequently, and targeting many computers. The script was configured to run a command-line that returned the permissions to all folders and sub folders starting at the root of C:
The script tasks were configured to save the script output with the task. This is why the submitted task results were so large.
It was determined that most did not need to be run but maybe once per month. Some were not even needed so they were deleted.
To find all tasks that may be causing the problems.
declare @hours int = 12
select distinct i.Name as Task, count(*) as [Run Count], [dbo].[fnGetItemFolderPath2](i.Guid) as [Console Path]
from ItemVersions iv
join Item i on i.Guid = iv.ItemGuid
join TaskInstances ti2 on ti2.TaskVersionGuid = iv.VersionGuid
join TaskInstancesStarted strt on strt.TaskInstanceGuid = ti2.TaskInstanceGuid
join ItemVersionData ivd on ivd.VersionGuid = iv.VersionGuid
and ivd.State like '%collectOutput="True"%' -- Save scipt output with task status
where 1 = 1
and datediff(hh, strt.StartTime, getdate()) <= @hours
group by i.Name, i.Guid
order by 2 desc