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Upgrade of ITMS failed. Getting error "The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not Found"


Article ID: 213921


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IT Management Suite Installation Manager (formerly AICM)


The customer is trying to upgrade from ITMS 8.5 RU4 to 8.6.
The SMP server name was Altiris-CSC as an example.


While during the configuration process, the upgrade fails:

ConfigureNS - task_Completed(): Configuration Task Configure Notification Server... Failed: The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not Found.
The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not Found.
[System.Net.WebException @ System.Web.Services]
at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall)
at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters)
at Altiris.NS.Installation.ProductConfigurationWebServiceProxy.ConfigureProductWithoutSQL(String path)
at Symantec.Installation.ConfigTask.<StartImpl>d__2.MoveNext()
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Symantec.Installation.NSConfiguration.Tasks.SerialTask.<Start>d__0.MoveNext()

Exception logged from:
at Symantec.Installation.Logging.LogActivity.ReportException(Int32 severity, String strMessage, String category, Exception exception, String footer)
at Symantec.Installation.Logging.LogActivity.ReportException(String strMessage, String category, Exception exception)
at Symantec.Installation.ConfigureNS.task_Completed(Object sender, CompletedEventArgs e)
at Symantec.Installation.Task.OnCompleted(Exception ex)
at Symantec.Installation.NSConfiguration.Tasks.SerialTask.<Start>d__0.MoveNext()
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.AsyncMethodBuilderCore.MoveNextRunner.Run()
at System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.System.Threading.IThreadPoolWorkItem.ExecuteWorkItem()
at System.Threading.ThreadPoolWorkQueue.Dispatch()

Date: 4/26/2021 11:33:59 AM, Tick Count: 261370515 (3.00:36:10.5150000), Size: 2.35 KB
Process: SymantecInstallationManager (16580), Thread ID: 7, Module: SymantecInstallationManager.exe
Priority: 1, Source: Symantec.Installation.ConfigureNS.task_Completed

If you enable "Trace" and "Verbose" options in the Altiris Log Viewer

You should see the actual page that is been called before the error. In this example:

Initializing NSConfigurationWebService Url: http://altiris-csc/Altiris/NS/Services/LicensingWebService.asmx
Date: 4/26/2021 11:42:47 AM, Tick Count: 261898218 (3.00:44:58.2180000), Size: 399 B
Process: SymantecInstallationManager (16580), Thread ID: 7, Module: SymantecInstallationManager.exe
Priority: 8, Source: Altiris.NS.Licensing.LicensingWebServiceProxy..ctor



There was an issue with how the server name was resolved. "Short" name was not resolving properly. Using the FQDN (Full Qualified Domain Name) was required to properly resolve the requested links. 


ITMS 8.1, 8.5, 8.6


Try the following:

  1. Identify from the SIM logs the requested URL and paste it in a browser on the SMP server. In this example, the configuration process was calling:


    You should see that the page doesn't open and you should get an HTTP 404 error.

  2. Try the same link but now add the domain info into the server name. It should work. The page should open and display the expected page.

  3. Go to HKLM>Software>Altiris>AIM>Configuration>NsConfiguration registry and under "NsWebSiteHost" and "NsWebSiteSSL" regkeys, add the full FQDN to the server (something like
    You may also do the same add the FQDN to this regkey if your the SQL server is on-box: "SqlServerName"

  4. Since the upgrade failed during configuration, run a reconfiguration again on the installed products (SIM>Repair installed products>Reconfigure installed products).