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MDT - How to Make the Captured Image Easily Accessible in Remote Locations RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All!

    Here is a situation which I encountered:

    1. There is one main physical site and 2 remote physical sites for the company. They are also 3 Active Directory sites which reflect the physical infrastructure.
    2. There is one MDT 2013 Update 1 server in the environment with the deployment share which contains the captured image in the OS folder within the deployment share.
    3. The captured image is ~50 Gb.
    4. We created a new task sequence to deploy the captured image to the users in all locations.
    5. The local Admins will do deployment on the per-request basis.
    6. Now Admin in the remote and central locations inserts a USB-key with boot image and connects to the deployment share in the central location which stores the captured image, but the installation consumes a lot of bandwidth and time.
    7. Unfortunately, it is not an option to create an image which contains the captured image with additional applications and use it locally.
    8. Also, WDS or SCCM are not allowed in the environment.

    Question:

    1. How to provide the accessibility of the captured image in the remote location in order to conserve the bandwidth (if the captured image is obtained from the central location) and reduce the time which is necessary to deploy the OS?

    Many thanks, in advance!


    • Edited by TracyMt36 Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:02 PM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 8:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    You can create local deployment shares - and put this into your bootstrap.ini:

    [Settings]
    Priority=DefaultGateway,Default
     
    [DefaultGateway]
    10.2.5.254=Location1
    10.3.31.254=Location2
    10.3.55.254=Location3
    10.3.71.254=Location4
    [Location1]
    DeployRoot=\\Server\deploy$
     
    [Location2]
    DeployRoot=\\Server\deploy$
    [Location3]
    DeployRoot=\\Server\deploy$

    [Location4]
    DeployRoot=\\Server\deploy$

    Kind regards
    Per Larsen
    Twitter: @PerLarsen1975 | Blog: osddeployment.wordpress.com
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    • Marked as answer by TracyMt36 Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:47 PM
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:20 AM