System Center operations Manager logo http://www.Oostdam.infoSystem Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 is a great product. It has some difficulties, but doesn't have any products have a problem here and there? Now this article has been made here, for several reasons. First of all, I collected all these errors, installs and warnings for my own personal reference. But, it is always better to share knowledge, so I decided to publish these articles, with a little extra explanation on this site, through these articles. So, I hope this article will help you with your problem as well. Now, this article is not about a specific event error or warning, as there is no event written into the logs. Due to the fact that most visitors of this page are from a lot of different countries, this article is in the english language. This small article is not about a specific error, but I often see other people typing it the wrong way, that why I decided to write a small blog on this error.

How to resolve an unc error on saving a scheduled (share) report subscription:
We start with the wizard of creating a scheduled report from one of your favorites, by clicking the schedule button, or directly from an earlier created report on the screen. SCOM UNC path error picture 001 www.oostdam.infoWe walked true it, selected all the correct options etc. etc.  There are more than enough rather self-explaining articles that you can follow for this.  After clicking and hitting the finish button, you can get the following error if you have made a litle mistake in the UNC path. Now the error is: Cannot save report subscription. A subscription delivery error has occurred. One of the extension parameters is not valid for the following reason: The path is not valid. The path must conform to the Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) format. You can see a picture of the error here on the right side.

Now, use the "back" button and go back a couple of screens to the settings screen, where you specify the file type, extension, and the shared UNC location. SCOM UNC path error picture 002 www.oostdam.infoNow the error text is quite selfexplaining, but it is the backslash ("\") on the end that you have to remove. See also the yellow marker in picture number 2 of this article. After removing this backslash you will be able to save the scheduled report without any errors, unless you have provide wrong credentials ha, ha,....  (Extra tip on the side, always use a special service account for scheduled reports, so reports do not quit working after disabling an user account).

Hope that this article will have helped you a bit further............
Have fun, using System Center Operation Manager!

Ben OostdamBen Oostdam has been working with Windows systems since 1993. Worked for several companies as a system administrator, and is currently a Senior Support Engineer for Qurius Managed Services in the Netherlands specialized in System Center Solutions.

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