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Download content locally when needed by running task sequence functionality with Windows PE. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to understand what happens when the "Download content locally when needed by running task sequence" option in chosen on a task sequence deployment. My assumption is that any needed packages would not be identified and downloaded until task sequence is kicked off. 

    Using task sequence boot media, it looks likes a package has been obtained before any task sequence has been selected. I am assuming the package was acquired during the WinPE boot process. Can anyone confirm that this is the correct behavior when using the "Download content locally when needed by running task sequence" option? If not, how would WinPE be obtaining the PS100292 SCCM package?

    This specific package contains and HTA file. Only one of  several task sequences deployed to the All Unknown Computers make a call to the HTA file. The one that does, the HTA call is the very first step of the task sequence.

    --Tony

    Friday, June 20, 2014 6:53 PM

Answers

  • Hi everyone! I figured what was going on here. I was using an ESX VM and the package was stored on the c:\ from previous attempts and troubleshooting. Long story short, I had to rip the HDD from the VM and add a new one to set every thing back.
    • Marked as answer by Tony Chirillo Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:58 PM
    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:58 PM

All replies

  • Have you reviewed smsts.log? It will tell you exactly what's going on.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Friday, June 20, 2014 10:37 PM
  • Is the .hta -file in your boot image as prestart command?

    Sunday, June 22, 2014 5:14 AM
  • Hi everyone! I figured what was going on here. I was using an ESX VM and the package was stored on the c:\ from previous attempts and troubleshooting. Long story short, I had to rip the HDD from the VM and add a new one to set every thing back.
    • Marked as answer by Tony Chirillo Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:58 PM
    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:58 PM