I'm having a number of issues with EPM 2016.3 (SU6) with regard to Software Distribution and would like some guidance from the community.
We have a project coming up to rebuild 300+ workstations in a very short time frame (3 days). We have traditionally used OS Provisioning of Windows 7 with a very basic image Wim, then targeted LDAP against AD OUs for application deployment of the core applications.
There is a bug in 2016.3 causing us issues with targeted LDAP when logged on as a local administrator, so we have to RunAs PolicySync as a domain user to kick it off. Unfortunately the list of applications targeted via LDAP using Policy often does not complete, causing us to try running PolicySync again, but this causes it to run ALL the tasks, forgetting which ones it has done.
All our packages have been UNC; I have tried using http but it seems VERY slow in comparison. Network utilisation on a client during the sdmcache phase of a deployment is in single figures...
The issue is for these workstations that the finished build, windows, core apps and cad apps is 70gb(!),. A disk image would be desirable but I can't fathom how it would work with PC naming and domain join using provisioning.
Sorry, this has rambled on a bit too long, but I'm having real problems with the performance and reliability of the installation of apps on a clean build workstation, and would appreciate any help. Oddly, the targeted LDAP used to work perfectly on our 9.0 core, so much so that we are only just retiring it for build use.