Event ID 597 — Multicast Content Provider Support

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The multicast server uses a content provider to transmit the data from the server to the client. The Windows Deployment Services content provider can transfer any file over a multicast transmission; however, you can create or use a custom content provider if you want additional functionality. For example, you could create a content provider that transfers a .zip archive, a .vhd image, or a database and then extracts data out of it. The providers must be functioning properly to deploy content using multicast transmissions.


Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 597
Source: WDSMC
Version: 6.1
Message: The shutdown function for Content Provider %1 failed.

Error Information: %2


Contact the provider of the custom content

You could create custom content providers to extend the Windows Deployment Services solution. However, custom content providers must meet the requirements defined in the software development kit (SDK). To resolve this issue, examine the custom client's code to ensure that it meets these requirements, or contact the vendor for further support. To download the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=104661.



To verify that all of your content providers are running properly:

  1. Open the Command Prompt window.
  2. At the command prompt, type sc control wdsserver 130.
  3. Confirm that the output includes entries for all of your content providers. Note that the default content provider is WDScp.dll.

Multicast Content Provider Support

Windows Deployment Services