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    MDT 2012 - Image Upload Question

    Hi all,

    I have encountered a small problem when it comes to uploading my new image to the MDT server...

    We are currently going through and building a new image for a multi-site domain which contains all of the software required for all sites (at the request of the directory of ICT!) so as you can imagine, the image is going to be huge. It is currently sitting at just under 40GB and I am about 3 quarters of the way through the build process.

    Here comes the problem....The MDT server I am using at one of the sites isn't virtual, and it has just occurred to me that there is no where near enough space on the partition to upload to.....!

    I have a plan, however. I am thinking of attaching an external drive to the computer, copying the entire deployment share across to the drive along with the share name, then change the deployment share path within MDT to the new partition. Theoretically, that should just work providing the share is transferred. As far as I know, the clients only rely on the share name to communicate with..?

    Basically, I am after a second opinion. Do you think the above will work at all?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks guys!

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    probably easier to just setup mdt on another server that has enough space it dosent need to be on anyhting other than a win7 box with a network connection

    but yes as long as the ini files point at e:\deploymentshare rather than say c\d it should be fine if you share it as the same name

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    I have paused the image task half way through so I can make my changes to the image then auto upload. Otherwise, I would probably create another server.

    Cool, thanks for that. I'll give it a go!

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    im not sure it will continue if you move it on the fly though

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    If it just looks at the share name, it should just work providing I can see that share from my reference station.

    Only one way to find out! If it then fails, I can create a sysprep and capture task and upload it that way. At least the deployment share will be on another partition at this point.

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    As long as you point your new deployment share to your external hard drive you should be fine.

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    You can just set the capture locatio n in cs.ini to somewhere with 40gb space and write access for the account you are using.

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    Moving the deployment share using a Robocopy script I made seems to have done the job. All I then had to do was move the share from one folder to the other.

    Thanks for the input!

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