Task Sequence Steps – Download Package Content
This post is part of our Task Sequence – Beyond the Docs series.
Another simple concept, copy the contents of a CM Package to a place on the machine. While the step is simple, it’s a valuable step that allows us to think outside the box in creating other solutions.
- Choose the package(s) you want to have the content downloaded.
- Choose where the desired location of the download
- TS working Directory
- CM client cache
- Custom Path
- Save path as a variable
Lets run Demos for those different options so you can see the step in action and see the locations of those options.
Demo 1 – Task Sequence working directory
Demo 2 – CM Client Cache
In this demo we see that the packages downloaded into the ccmcache folder, the variables were set to point at those folders.
Demo 3 – Custom Location
Here we see that it created the folder structure we specified in the step, downloaded the content there and created the variables.
This step leverages the OSDDownloadContent.exe, the exe reads several variables to know what to download.
Looking at the log, you can see those being used.
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