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The server locator point of Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 is reinstalled every time that the SMS 2003 server restarts.
Additionally, the following error message may be logged in the Sitecomp.log log file:
The operating system reported error 1056: An instance of the service is already running.
This problem occurs because the server locator point is re-installed even if error 1056 occurs.
To work around this problem, set the server locator point service to "Automatic."
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.