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SCCM Copy Packages from One DP to Another


This process needs to be run under each of the following sections to copy packages from one DP to another within the SCCM Console:

  • Software Distribution – Packages
  • Software Updates – Deployment Packages
  • Operating System Deployment – Boot Images
  • Operating System Deployment – Operating System Images
  • Operating System Deployment – Operating System Install Packages
  • Operating System Deployment – Driver Packages
Instructions
  1. In the appropriate area select “Copy Packages”
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  2. Click “Next”
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  3. Select the destination server and click “Next”
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  4. Click “Source”
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  5. Select the DP you would like to copy from and click “OK”
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  6. Click “Next”
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  7. Click “Next”
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  8. The packages will get setup for the copy
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  9. Click “Close”
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  1. KChin
    July 13, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Josh Mueller :
    A couple ideas that come to mind are:
    – enable pulse mode on the address to slow the transfers down
    – create a window during specific times to block transfers via the address
    – remove the reminaing packages as a temporary workaround (there is a script to remove all via the SDK but maybe you can use it for specific ones?)

    I wound up deleting the packages that weren’t completing. So far only very small packages are getting delivered, the larger ones won’t complete. I’ll try your suggestions at the next attempt.

  2. KChin
    July 2, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Is there a way to pause or abort the Copy Packages? I’m copying Packages to a remote DP across a slow wan link. But I’ve clogged up the SQL server. Is there a way to pause or abort the Copy Packages? My distmgr.log is just cycling through the packages now.

    The error I am getting on pultiple packages now on the console is:

    ——–
    SMS Distribution Manager failed to save package status for package “*******” to the SMS site database.

    Possible cause: SQL Server problem.
    Solution:
    1. Review the immediately preceding status messages from this component about SQL Server errors.
    2. Verify that this computer can reach the SQL Server computer.
    3. Verify that SQL Server services are running.
    4. Verify that SMS can access the SMS site database.
    5. Verify that the SMS site database, transaction log, and tempdb are not full.
    6. Verify that there are at least 50 SQL Server user connections, plus 5 for each SMS Administrator console.

    If the problem persists, check the SQL Server error logs.

    • July 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      A couple ideas that come to mind are:
      – enable pulse mode on the address to slow the transfers down
      – create a window during specific times to block transfers via the address
      – remove the reminaing packages as a temporary workaround (there is a script to remove all via the SDK but maybe you can use it for specific ones?)

  3. John Mroz
    January 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Hey Josh,

    I have been using SCCM for a number of years with great success but I have never copied from Distribution Point to Distribution Point before. We have several offices around the country and it would be nice if someone creates a package at one location we can use it in all locations. I have just got the copy packages to work from site to site but I would also like to get the Package info to show up in the SCCM console. So what I am getting is just the package info showing in the SMSPCKG$ directory but no change to the console. Now I know it is just a few steps to create the package in the console but one of the reasons we have gone with a unified SCCM is to share packages between sites.

    Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks,

    John

    • January 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      I will shoot you an e-mail to get more details.

      • Giraldine
        January 27, 2011 at 11:23 am

        Hi:
        Josh, i make the copy packages procedure between two SCCM2007SP1 sites. But, i can’t see the packages in destination site.
        How i can follow the process in logs or another way?
        Why can’t appear?

        thanks in advanced
        Giraldine

      • January 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

        Do you have permissions via the SCCM console to perform this? What right to the site(s) do you have?

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