Task Sequence – Changing a property of a deployment appears to not be saved in System Center 2012 Configuration Manage

Problem

I configured Operating System Deployment feature in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to deploy Windows 7 customized master image, and during deploy Task Sequence on specific collection in step to Specify how to run the content for this program I set Deployment options to Access content directly from a distribution point when needed by the running task sequence but when I checked Deployment options of a Distribution Point in the Selected Deployment Properties I found it download content from the distribution point to the destination computer as it is needed by the task sequence, the property change does not appear to have been saved.

Cause

This may occur when you have selected Make available to boot media and PXE in the Deployment Settings tab of the Selected Deployment Properties dialog box.

solution

According to KB2713465 This problem is only an issue with the settings that are visible in the user interface. The change is actually saved correctly in the database. You can run a custom report with a SQL query to verify your settings.

The below SQL query is an example which will show all task sequences with the Access content directly from a distribution point when needed by the running task sequence deployment option selected.

SELECT pkg.PackageID, pkg.Name, pkg.SourceSite,

CASE WHEN (adv.RemoteClientFlags & 0x00000008) = 0 THEN 0 ELSE 1 END AS RunFromDPInFastNetwork,

CASE WHEN (adv.RemoteClientFlags & 0x00000080) = 0 THEN 0 ELSE 1 END AS RunFromDPInSlowNetwork

FROM v_Advertisement AS adv

INNER JOIN v_Package AS pkg ON pkg.PackageID = adv.PackageID AND pkg.PackageType = 4

WHERE (adv.RemoteClientFlags & 0x00000008) <> 0 OR (adv.RemoteClientFlags & 0x00000080) <> 0

Abduljalil Abolzahab

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