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How to Configure the Temporary Program Download Folder (Cache) for Configuration Manager Clients

Updated: April 1, 2011

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

You can configure the location and amount of disk space Configuration Manager 2007 clients will use to store temporary downloaded programs. These settings can be configured when you install the Configuration Manager 2007 client manually, when you use client push installation, or after the client is installed.

For more information about the temporary program download folder, see Frequently Asked Questions for Software Distribution.

Use the following procedures to configure the temporary program download folder during manual client installation, or after the client is installed.

To configure the temporary program download folder during manual client installation

  • Run the CCMSetup.exe command from the install source location, specifying the following properties as required, and separated by spaces:

    • DISABLECACHEOPT:

    • SMSCACHEDIR:

    • SMSCACHEFLAGS:

    • SMSCACHESIZE:

    noteNote
    For more information about these command line properties for CCMSetup.exe, see About Configuration Manager Client Installation Properties.

To configure the temporary program download folder when installing clients using client push installation

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Site Management / <site code> – <site name> / Site Settings / Client Installation Methods.

  2. Right-click Client Push Installation, and click Properties to open the Client Push Installation Properties dialog box.

  3. On the Client tab, specify the following properties as required, separated by spaces:

  4. Click OK.

To configure the temporary program download folder after the client is installed

  1. Navigate to Configuration Manager in Control Panel of the client computer, and then double-click to open its properties.

  2. Click the Advanced tab.

  3. Under Amount of disk space to use: (MB), specify the amount in MB to reserve for downloaded programs.

  4. To change the location of the temporary program download folder, click Change Location, and then specify the new location. The default location is %windir%\system32\CCM\Cache.

  5. To delete all of the files currently stored in the temporary program download folder, click Delete Files.

  6. Click OK.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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