How does PreStage Content Works on DP

lalajee 1,811 Reputation points
2022-05-03T22:42:17.427+00:00

Hi, I just need some information regrading Pre-stage content DP.

  1. Install new DP with Pre-Stage option tick
  2. Pre-stage all packages (Application, Package, Software Package)
  3. Assign All Distribution group which these packages are push to, new DP
  4. Copy All Prestage Content to new DP
  5. Run following command to extract package to new DP "ExtractContent.exe /f /P:X:\Prestage\Content\xxxxx.pkgx"
  6. Wait for site server to confirm/validate content
  7. Once all prestage content show as successful then remove pre-stage tick from new DP

Is they anything I miss from above steps?

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  1. Rita Hu -MSFT 9,626 Reputation points
    2022-05-04T02:19:02.197+00:00

    @lalajee
    Thanks for your posting on Q&A.

    As far as I know, the all steps are correct. I haven't any other tips. But the following links may be helpful before doing any actions.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/servers/deploy/configure/deploy-and-manage-content#bkmk_prestage

    In addition, here is step-by-step guide for your reference. It is not from MS, just for your reference.
    https://blog.ctglobalservices.com/configuration-manager-sccm/kea/configuration-manager-2012-prestage-content-on-distribution-points/

    According to my lab test, we have to install the Windows Feature - Remote Differential Compression on the remote DP, or there will be something wrong. Note that add the feature on the remote DP if you haven't enabled before.
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    Hope the above will be helpful. Please keep us in touch if there are any questions or updates of the case.

    Have a great day.

    Regards,
    Rita


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  1. Rahul Jindal [MVP] 9,556 Reputation points MVP
    2022-05-04T06:29:37.207+00:00

    Sounds about right. You can do without the option of requiring pre-stage for content in DP properties. I don't think I have ever used it when pre-staging the content. The status should sync back.

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