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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Apply WIM directly from Distribution Point share

When testing, doing Build and Capture or simply low on local space, you might skip copying the WIM to a local folder before applying, just to save some time.

By default SCCM will first copy the WIM to a local folder and the apply the WIM.

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The WIM file is downloaded to _SMSTaskSequence\Packages

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We can change this by setting the option Access content directly from the distribution point on the step Apply operating System in the Task Sequence:

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On the Operation System Image in question select properties and Data Access tab. Here select Copy the content in this package to a package share on distribution points:

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Setting this option will copy the WIM file to the package share on your distribution point, increasing your storage need (unless you use deduplication):

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Now the WIM is applied directly from the share.

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