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Article ID: 3593, created on Feb 4, 2008, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 5.4


Windows provisioning tasks fail with error:

Provisioning request failed. Not enough storage is available to complete this operation


A node in the chain of MPF provisioning request has resource shortage. There can be too little free disk space, RAM or free CPU at the time of task execution.


  1. Re-run the failed task. If it still fails:
  2. Go through the nodes in the request schema and check the available resources.

NOTE in case MPS engine restart is required, please follow steps from KB article #1851

You may also find KB #114182 useful.

Example for Sharepoint

Windows SharePoint Services is a heavy application and requires adequate amount of RAM installed on the hardware node to host hundreds of WSS sites. Also, there is an issue with WSS timer service (owstimer.exe process) and there is no final fix from Microsoft for it - the service uses too much memory after several days of uptime.

A temporary resolution is to restart the service every day or week, depending on the process memory consumption.

To schedule a restart, create the following command file (timerrestart.bat):

net stop sptimerv3
net start sptimerv3

And add a Windows scheduler job for this bat file: Windows Control Panel > Scheduled Tasks.

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