I setup a new protected distribution point for a remote site and everything seems fine, till I tried to distribute a package to that DP, putting the SMS_DISTRIBUTION_MANAGER status to critical with the  two following error messages:

    1. Failed to create virtual directory on the defined share or volume on distribution point
      Message ID 2344
    2. SMS Distribution Manager failed to process package
      Message ID 2342

The first error message told me, that the IIS base components needed to be installed, what I’ve done already before installing the DP.

But also necessary are the facts, that the “IIS 6 WMI Compatibility” must installed to get it working. And that “WebDAV server extension” is necessary for clients to get BITS support for this DP.

Two error messages in the distmgr.log showed me the way to the solution above:

    1. CWmi::Connect(): ConnectServer(Namespace) failed. – 0x800706ba
    2. CWmi::Connect() failed to connect to \\%hostname%\root\MicrosoftIISv2. error = The RPC server is unavailable