So you have applications you want to use in your IPU TS, and would like to PreCache that too.. I haven’t talked about it before, as I haven’t had to do that for IPU in our environment, so I didn’t think to mention how to do it. We do use this method to precache apps out into the environment, so I know it works.
In your PreCache Task Sequence (REMEMBER YOU HAVE THIS SET TO DOWNLOAD CONTENT BEFORE STARTING) on the deployment.
And you have a couple of TS Vars Setup:
Now go to options and create a condition, like TS Var NeverRun = NeverRun, and since you don’t have a TS Var called NeverRun, this step will skip, and it won’t actually install those items.
As you can see, those apps are referenced in the TS now, so they will download before starting:
Things to consider, if you have an Application with several deployment types, each deployment type has it's own source files, pre-caching an application will download ALL OF THE DEPLOYMENT TYPES, so that could end up being a ton of unexpected content.
Note, my example is going to fail, as I didn’t distribute them all first… oops.
I hope that helps anyone who has Questions about precaching Application Model Apps.
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