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I've got an install of SCCM 2012 RTM, and have started setting up my task sequences. During my task sequence it's downloading all of the content instead of running it from the server. I read through the guides and noticed there's a checkbox to copy the content to the DP on each package so I went back and set that up and ensured all of the packages updated. However, when i run the TS it's still downloading the content. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Do I need to re-deploy my TS to my collections, or is there some magical size limit of a package that makes it download? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I had this also. The solution was to tick this "checkbox to copy the content to the DP" for every package in the task sequence. Even the boot image! Then it worked.

 

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JBAB

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I've got all of my packages already set to copy to distribution points and ensured they're all on the DP share. I didn't however have my Boot Images copied, but when I did set it to do that and it copied it still had no effect on the task sequence. Everything is still downloading

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After this I went ahead and created all of my other task sequences we'd be using and deployed them all and it seems to be still happening to them. I'm going to run through my packages today though and ensure that I didn't miss one when I ticked the copy packages checkbox. I wish Microsoft had left this the way it was before.

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Did you manage to solve this problem? I have the same issue, all packages are set to copy to distribution points. Access content directly appeared in deployment options but every time I select it, it reverts to download content after opening deployment settings. What's worse, when it is set like this task sequences crash frequently (but not all the time, configuration is ok) with this error:

 

Failed to run the action: Install Application.

The RPC server is unavailable. (Error: 800706BA; Source: Windows)

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I've ran into this same issue. i've ensured that every package listed in the TS is checked for copying to a DP share (including the boot images), but when i try to create a new deployment there still isn't an option for accessing content directly from the DP. the only option available to me is to download the content locally when required. any insite would be appreciated

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which configmgr client are you using in the task sequence ? the built in one, or one you created yourself (from a package from definition) ? if you use the build in package then you cannot change it's properties, instead, create a new one from 'create package from definition' and then make the appropriate changes to that package and use that pacakge in your task sequence

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which configmgr client are you using in the task sequence ? the built in one, or one you created yourself (from a package from definition) ?

 

i figured this out shortly after i posted. i was using the built in ConfigMgr client, but the option to upload it to a DP share was greyed out. when i created a new client package with MDT, i was able to choose to upload it to the DP share. changing my TS to reference the new client package now lets me choose the option of installing all content directly from the DP

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good stuff, so for everyone else i'll explain the solution, create a Configmgr client Package (from definition) and use that package for the setup windows and configmgr step and not the built in one, otherwise you cannot change from 'download' to 'access'

 

cheers

niall

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I really hope you guys can help me out. We have moved from 2007 to sccm 2012 and are struggling to get it up and running in time. We have tight deadlines :(

 

Anyways our PXE is fine we pick up the TS , our .wim (custom) works fine. It gets to installing the configuration manager client, restarts then when it tries to install our packages it fails at "downloading" stage. What logs can I read to find out what is going on? No smsts can be found or smsexec.

 

We have NAA account configured also. Software is successful in distributing to our local point. I was hoping we could set it to "run from" instead of download just to get us by for now. I have set all our packages as "copy the content in this package to a package share on distr point" but havent let it filter through. I will let it do that overnight. I have also rebuilt the client package from definition and just now distributed it.

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the smsts.log file is the one we need, it would be a good idea to raise a new topic about your problem.

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good stuff, so for everyone else i'll explain the solution, create a Configmgr client Package (from definition) and use that package for the setup windows and configmgr step and not the built in one, otherwise you cannot change from 'download' to 'access'

 

cheers

niall

Old thread I know :) has something changed with this with the 1602 version? When I select Create Package from Definition I only see an older 'Configuration Manager Client Upgrade' option available. I also noticed my 'Configuration Manager Client Package' & 'Configuration Manager Client Piloting Package' both contain no programs

 

I'm having the issue where I don't have the option to select "Access content directly from a distribution point when needed by the running task sequence" & the ConfigMgr client package is the only thing I can think of

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