Alright, this has been mind boggling for me.
I have SCCM installed on a server and I am using a remote admin console. Before I upgraded to SCCM SP2, I had not issues.
I upgraded the server to SP2, then my remote admin console could not see advertisements. I found that I had to run the SP2 install on my admin machine to be able to upgrade the console to sp2 and the advertisements would appear. Low and behold, it worked.
Now, a day after the install, just like the last time, the remote admin console cannot see the status messages. Everything else works perfectly fine. After much investigation, it seems that the remote admin console is no longer using Pkt_Privacy when it tries to run a query against the \\sccm\root\sms\site_OFC namespace. OFC being my site code.
How I tracked this down is on the server, an error shows up in the event log saying the access denied, not using Pkt_Privacy.
So, on my remote admin machine, I run wbemtest and connect to the WMI path above and try to enumerate the classes. Access denied... UNLESS, on the connection window, I select the radio button for Pkt_Privacy, then it works fine.
Doing this, it tells me that the SP2 console upgrade broke something. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing many times and many different ways, even a fresh install from the SP2 upgrade files and not even installing the original first.
I have also checked all of the DCOM permissions, followed the MS article on how to troubleshoot the admin console and did the long reset of the WMI tree.
So, I guess my question is, how do I get this remote admin console to start using Pkt_Privacy?
I didn't see a category for MS Systems Center products so, I chose what I thought may make sense.
Error on the server:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: WinMgmt
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5605
Time: 3:02:14 PM
Access to the root\sms\site_OFC namespace was denied. The namespace is marked with RequiresEncryption but the client connection was attempted with an authentication level below Pkt_Privacy. Re try the connection using Pkt_Privacy authentication level.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp