Reviewed Child SMP Console > Reports > Software > Patch Management > Diagnostics > Windows System Assessment Scan Summary; found that multiple managed Clients weren't listed with recent executions of the Windows System Assessment Scan.
RDP to Client managed by Child SMP; found the Assessment Scan failed to execute
Client's Agent Logs:
Application exception caught: Can't register assessment engine, BaseApplication::Run, AexPatchAssessment.exe, 8744, Errors
Deinitializing environment..., BaseApplication::Run, AexPatchAssessment.exe, 8744, Informational
Exception during assessment scan, Application::runAssessmentWithWatchdog, AexPatchAssessment.exe, 8744, Warnings
Message='Can't register assessment engine' (ExitCode=3)., Utils::ApplicationException::ApplicationException, AexPatch Assessment.exe, 8744, Errors
HR=0x800700D8, MSG='Application::RunProcess()- CreateProcessW() failed.', Utils::ComException::ComException, AexPatchAssessment.exe, 8744, Errors
Patch Management Solution 8.1 RU4
Confirmed the Windows System Assessment Scan and Patch Install Tools packages were downloaded from the Parent SMP to the Child SMP with data corruption with differing package checksums between the SMP Servers within the hierarchy.
This issue will be resolved in a future release of Patch Management Solution.
Resolution in PM 8.1 RU4: Download and install the attached drop-in PointFix 8.1_RU4_Patch_4144021.zip
Resolution for other versions installed via the five-step process detailed above as follows:
See INFO4767 for other known issues resolved by this PointFix.