In an Operating System Deployment scenario, Distribution Point locations that are stored in task sequence variables are currently inaccessible to Alternate Content Provider. Therefore, applications that are written to use the Alternate Content Provider APIs in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager will be affected.
To support Alternate Content Provider in Task Sequence, this update introduces the SMSTSDownloadProgram task sequence environment variable. The SMSTSDownloadProgram task sequence environment variable is specified as follows:
- A predefined environment variable that contains the path of the downloader program (.exe file) will be set in the SMSTSDownloadProgram task sequence environment variable.
- We recommend that you make the downloader program available on the boot image. Therefore, the downloader program can be run securely.
- During the download process, the task sequence download library will check the environment variable to see whether there is a defined downloader program. If there is, the program will be run in order to perform the download.
- The following two command line parameters will be passed to the external downloader program:
- Package ID
- Absolute path of the download folder
For all the details including a download link, please see the following:
J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division
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