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    Deployment Shares

    Can anyone tell me (Google doesnt seem to find an answer for me) what you would use multiple deployment shares for in MDT?

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    capture images my deply share has lots of assumptions and hidden screens so i create a second share for captures

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    i use one for "development" and one at present for live installs.
    not been using it long but has already proved handy for testing small tweaks and changes without causing issues to the main deployment share (like completely ballsing up an XML or something like that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    what you would use multiple deployment shares for in MDT?
    Development + Production (as explained in the video below).


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    John has two in his mdt 2010 videos. Capture and production. You could also have a testing one. On a side note does server 2012 de duplication work with deployment shares? Just thinking of multiple source files taking a fair bit of space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free780 View Post
    On a side note does server 2012 de-duplication work with deployment shares?
    It does, although everything stored on the same volume(s) as the deployment shares would also get de-duped.

    If you run ddpeval.exe after adding the Data Deduplication role you can estimate how much disk space you will save prior to running the deduplication jobs.

    blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2012/12/12/step-by-step-reduce-storage-costs-with-data-deduplication-in-windows-server-2012.aspx

    How Much Disk Space Can I Expect to Reclaim?
    When you install the Data Deduplication role service on a server running Windows Server 2012, DDPEVAL.EXE is also installed in the C:\Windows\System32 folder as an additional command-line tool. DDPEVAL.EXE can be run against any local NTFS volumes or NTFS network shares to estimate the amount of disk space that can potentially be reclaimed by moving that data to a Windows Server 2012 NTFS volume with Data Deduplication enabled.

    Code:
    C:\> DDPEVAL \\server\folder /V /O:logfile.txt
    When I've executed this against various shared folders on my servers, I’ve seen it compute anywhere between 30% – 80% estimated disk space reclamation, depending on the level of duplication on a volume and staleness of data. Wouldn't it be great to have 30% or more of your storage budget returned next year to spend on other projects? Results may vary volume to volume, so I'd be very interested in hearing about your results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    i use one for "development" and one at present for live installs.
    not been using it long but has already proved handy for testing small tweaks and changes without causing issues to the main deployment share (like completely ballsing up an XML or something like that)
    Silly question but how do the clients know which deploymentshare to connect to? Currently the deployment share details are in the boot.ini would I add in more than one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Silly question but how do the clients know which deploymentshare to connect to? Currently the deployment share details are in the boot.ini would I add in more than one?
    different boot.wim in wds

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    different boot.wim in wds
    ok....so that gives me 2 boot.wims in WDS, yes? Which one does the client latch on to when PXE booting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    ok....so that gives me 2 boot.wims in WDS, yes? Which one does the client latch on to when PXE booting?
    the one you pick with the keyboard or the one you set as default in wds after x seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    the one you pick with the keyboard or the one you set as default in wds after x seconds
    Ah...so it comes up as an option on the client as to which one to pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Ah...so it comes up as an option on the client as to which one to pick?
    yup but you can select a default on the properties of the wds server in wds console

    left blank it gives you a dos menu with up down enter

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    pxe.jpg

    is an example of the menu where i am

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    yup but you can select a default on the properties of the wds server in wds console

    left blank it gives you a dos menu with up down enter
    Thank you for clearing that up.

    Could you cast your expert eye on my other problem highlighted in this thread ? Multicast error

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    no

    every time ive tried multicast it runs so slow i gave up images that unicast take 20-30 mins take hours multicast. One of these days i will do a cm network or something simple and try and narrow down the issues (i suspect its spanning tree or some other switch config)

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