Did you know you can move the ConfigMgr content library folder to another drive on your ConfigMgr Distribution Point? It’s quite simple. This post will describe how to SCCM Move Content Library.
If you’re not aware of what’s exactly is the SCCM content library, here’s Microsoft definition : The content library is a single-instance store of content in Configuration Manager. The site uses it to reduce the overall size of the combined body of content that you distribute. The content library stores all content files for software deployments, for example: software updates, applications, and OS deployments.
SCCM Move Content Library
One method to do it is to use the ContentLibraryTransfer.exe from the SCCM SP1 Toolkit.
You didn’t already download the toolkit? Shame on you! Here’s the download link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36213. The SCCM toolkit contains lots of useful tools
The syntax of the tool is straight forward :
ContentLibraryTransfer.exe –SourceDrive <Current Drive Letter> -TargetDrive <New Drive Letter>
There’s no “built-in” logs but you can pipe the output in a text file using this command :
ContentLibraryTransfer.exe –SourceDrive C -TargetDrive D > c:CLT.log
Once the command is completed, you can validate the change in the registry :
Open the registry editor and naviguate to : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\DP\ContentLibraryPath
Note : A NO_SMS_ON_DRIVE.SMS file will automatically be created on the Source Drive after the process is completed. This allows content not to be copied again on that drive. You can
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