Cannot Create SCCMContentLib [Error code: 67]

I ran into an interesting issue on a ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CAS when working an issue for a client yesterday. My client reported that content was not distributing to distribution points. All content distributions would fail instantly. Error message “Cannot Create SCCMContentLib [Error code: 67]” was being generated in the distmgr.log.

According to the logs, the CAS was attempting to create a Content Lib on the Z: drive. However, the Z: drive did NOT exist!

The following error was found in the distmgr.log on the CAS:


Also the following errors were also generated in the distmgr.log on the CAS when distributing content:


It appears that the Z: drive existed at one time. I also noticed, by browsing the drives, that the SCCMContentLib used to be located on the F: drive. Someone had also placed a NOSMSONDRIVE.SMS file on the root of the F: drive. It appears that ConfigMgr had likely automatically moved the SCCMContentLib to Z: and then someone removed the Z: drive.

To resolve this issue, I performed the following steps:

  1. Removed the NOSMSONDRIVE.SMS file from the F: drive since I want content on that drive and other important ConfigMgr files were on that drive. I also renamed the original SCCMContentLib on F: to SCCMContentLib.old.
  2. Created a VHD and mounted it as Z:
  3. Let the server simmer for an hour or more while it created the SCCMContentLib on Z:
  4. Used the ContentLibraryTransfer utility from the ConfigMgr 2012 R2 toolkit ( to transfer the SCCMContentLib from F: to Z: by opening an elevated CMD prompt, browsing to the ConfigMgr 2012 R2 toolkit install location and running the following command:

    ContentLibraryTransfer.exe -SourceDrive Z -TargetDrive F

  5. Dismounted the Z: drive and deleted the VHD

At this point, the error was resolved, the SCCMContentLib was recreated on F: and content was distributing successfully. I also recommend performing the following additional step:

Right-click on each of the following content types and click on Update Distribution points:

  • Applications
  • Packages
  • Software Update Packages
  • Driver Packages
  • Operating System Images
  • Boot Images